May 5: The rising waters of Lake Ferguson flood the Greenville Yacht Club and are forcing the evacuation of its neighbor the Lighthouse Point Casino, in Greenville, Miss. via Fox News
The National Weather Service said Friday the mighty Mississippi will crest at 64 feet at Natchez on May 22. Currently, all areas along the water body are above flood stage. Flood warnings have been issued for Warren and Issaquena counties, said Brian Koeneke, a weather service forecaster. In the northwest, flood warnings were issued for Coahoma, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, Tunica and DeSoto counties, he said.
All the levees along the river are expected to hold up to the waters, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman, Kavanaugh Breazeale on May 6.
The American Red Cross has opened two shelters for those fleeing rising waters: the G.W. Henderson Senior Recreation Center in Tunica and Hawkins United Methodist Church in Vicksburg.
[ via Associated Press ]