Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Southeast Missouri Flooding

Here are a few selects from my days in early May in southeast Missouri covering the flooding for Rural Missouri.

Waters from the Mississippi River inundate a home near New Madrid. With more than 25 to 30 inches of rain in two weeks, every creek, ditch and river filled up with water throughout most of southeast Missouri.

Flooding near Naylor, Missouri.

Rising floodwaters forced farmer Dewey Inman to house his goats in the only dry piece of land he had - inside his grain silo.

Sandbags became the norm for Bootheel decor, especially in Caruthersville, where the Mississippi River crested just inches away from flooding the small, river town.

The town of Morehouse, near Sikeston, sits underwater.

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