Mississippi flooding in the USA continues

This video from the USA says about itself:

Sun, 15 May Bayou Pigeon camp – before the flood

Bayou Pigeon Camp #1, Taking video before the flood.

Bayou Pigeon is a small unincorporated Cajun village located near the southern extremities of Iberville Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The hamlet is primarily composed of fishers and plant workers. A great majority of the village’s population are of Cajun descent. It is bordered by the Atchafalaya Basin on the west, Louisiana Highway 404 to the north, White Castle Cannal on the east, and Iberia Parish to the south. The main thoroughfare is Louisiana Highway 75.

There is one bridge across the Grand River near the Catholic church. It was erected in 1957. An interesting note, Hwy. 75 terminates on the east bank of the Grand River in Bayou Pigeon at a location dubbed “The End of the World.”

By E.P. Bannon and Tom Hall in the USA:

“This is man-made—it’s going to hurt a lot of people”

Louisiana residents speak on flood disaster

20 May 2011

The Louisiana bayou region has been deliberately flooded by the US Army Corps of Engineers in a bid to prevent the inundation of cities and industrial operations along the Mississippi River.

As a result, 25,000 residents will feel the effects, and thousands of the poorest people will lose everything they own. The World Socialist Web Site interviewed residents Wednesday on their experiences.

As the flood-stricken area widened Wednesday, the Mississippi River’s swollen waters claimed the life of a Vicksburg man: here.

As Mississippi River Recedes, Risk Remains: here.

Large sections of rural and small-town America are being laid waste by storms, floods and wildfires, with little or no assistance from the federal government: here.

INSIDE THE LOUISIANA DISASTER ZONE “The devastating floods that have engulfed the area since last week may not be of biblical proportions, but to some displaced residents, the flooding feels like another plague visited on a region already weary from a year of natural disaster, civil unrest and deadly shootings.” [David Lohr and Kim Bellware, HuffPost]

Scientists see increasing floods with changing climate: here.

1 thought on “Mississippi flooding in the USA continues

  1. Wildfire destroys almost 500 homes

    UNITED STATES: A roaring wildfire destroyed nearly 500 homes as it raced across rain-starved farmland in central Texas.

    Officials said at least 5,000 people were forced from their homes in Bastrop County, about 25 miles east of Austin, and about 400 were in emergency shelters.

    Strong winds and a drought allowed the fire to travel quickly.

    The blaze consumed roughly 25,000 acres along a line about 16 miles long, Texas Forest Service officials said on Monday.



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