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12 Stunning Photos From The Mississippi River Flooding

By / 05.20.11
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In case you'd forgotten, what with worrying about the world ending and everything, the Mississippi River has been flooding a huge swath of land encompassing parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. And of course, some amazing and heartbreaking photos have emerged from the whole mess that have been floating around the web -- like the one above of a home near Vicksburg, Mississippi where the owner of the house constructed his own levee to protect his home and property.So I put together a few of the pics I was most struck by and put them in a slideshow. Enjoy...

(Pic via Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Francisville, Louisiana Town Alderman Robert Leake rides past a school bus in a boat.

Because coffins have been known to pop out of the ground in Louisiana during a flood, some family members of the dead have taken to sandbagging burial sites.

(via AP)

Highway 61 near Natchez, Mississippi was covered in spots a few days ago.

(via AP)

A man recovering from hip replacement surgery has remained home in his bed as floodwaters begin to surround his house in Port Gibson, Miss.

(via AP)

A hospital in Vidalia, Louisiana built its own levee to protect against flooding.

(via AP)

Rooftops in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

(via Reuters)

This guy sees an opportunity to catch some fish, so he's throwing his cast net into the spillway.

(via AP)

Deer and other wildlife flee for higher ground in Lottie, Louisiana.

(via Reuters)

A submerged mailbox in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

(via AP)

Water flows out of the Mississippi through the Morganza Spillway and into rural Louisiana.

(via AP)

This hound dog seems to be enjoying Mississippi being tunred into Waterworld.

(Via AP)

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