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Photo: Under siege once again

Debra Emery holds her grandson Cayden Peebles as she watches floodwater rise around her mobile home in Vicksburg, Miss., on Monday. A sand berm her family built around their trailer failed in the night and floodwaters from the rising Mississippi river rushed in. Vicksburg is a historical Civil War city which withstood a 47-day Union army siege in 1863 before eventually surrendering, enabling the North to gain control of the river. Photo: AP/Dave Martin

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Comments

  • Viewer

    Incredible, sad and poignant photo, especially knowing the family tried *themselves* to protect their home by building a wall of sand around it.   I just wonder if they couldn’t have had help to do so.

  • brewtus

     hey Viewer screw you, yankee