After engineers opened the Morganza spillway Saturday in an attempt to divert surging floodwaters from heavily populated areas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Google and GeoEye released some before and after satellite photos Monday evening. Above: wide shot of … Continue reading
In Krotz Springs, La., the Mississippi River threatens to inundate local homes and businesses, but not everyone is heeding the call to evacuate the area. Tune in to Monday’s NewsHour for Bearden’s full report on the threat of flooding.
Engineers slowly opened a massive floodgate on the Mississippi River in Louisiana Saturday in an attempt to divert surging floodwaters from heavily populated areas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The decision to open the Morganza spillway means thousands of … Continue reading
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released new before and after images of the Mississippi River flooding around Memphis. The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet in Memphis on Tuesday. Memphis on April 21, 2010 (click to enlarge) Memphis on May 10, 2011 … Continue reading
5:30 p.m. ET | Floodwaters hit the Mississippi Delta Tuesday afternoon, threatening farmland, historic sites and residential areas alike. The crest is expected to wash over the area and bring a deluge lasting several days, compounding the damage already caused … Continue reading
The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 48-feet in Memphis, Tennessee Monday night, and the river has already swelled to six times its normal width. Residents spent the weekend sandbagging and police went door-to-door asking people to evacuate their … Continue reading
A flooded power plant at Oswego, Kansas, on the Neosho River on April 23, 1927 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) As the Mississippi River continues to rise Monday, threatening Memphis and other cities on its shores, we take a look … Continue reading
Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing. In Tunisia, President Ben Ali offered concessions to try to quell growing protests that have left at least 23 people dead. Continue reading