Louisiana Warily Eyes Mississippi Flooding
The bulge of water, caused by the convergence of the swollen Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Cairo, Illinois, is slowly moving downstream and is expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico in about two weeks.
The swollen river is expected to crest at Vicksburg, Miss., on May 19 and at 64 feet at Natchez on May 21.
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