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Mississippi River / Flooding / Memphis, Tennessee #997711

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The flooding along the Mississippi River introduced; map shown.

(Memphis: Janet Shamlian) The rising floodwaters in Memphis, Tennessee and downstream featured; scenes shown of water in the streets, submerged houses, people and pets in shelters, a leaking levee in Mississippi. [Memphis residents Angela THOMAS†, MAN, Mississippi WOMAN - react.] [Shelby County emergency preparedness director Bob NATIONS†- says there’s going to be some dangerous environments to deal with.] [ASPCA Kathryn DESTREZA†- comments on the sheltered animals.]

(Memphis: Anne Thompson) The flood protection plan for the Mississippi River featured; scenes shown of water pouring through the Bonnet Carre Spillway; details given about the opening of spillway gates to prevent flooding in New Orleans. [“Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927” author John BARRY†- notes thousands will have their homes or property flooded.] [American Rivers Andrew FALHUND†- says we’ve lost our floodplains and wetlands and people are at risk.] The possible evacuation of several cities in Louisiana noted.

Williams, Brian;
Shamlian, Janet;
Thompson, Anne

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