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Mississippi River / Flooding #997762

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The flooding along the Mississippi River introduced; map shown.

(Butte La Rose, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The growing threat as the water moves south featured; satellite images shown of Memphis, Tennessee; scenes shown from Memphis and Tunica, Mississippi, sandbagging in Yazoo City, Mississippi, crews building a temporary levee near the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana; damage estimates cited; details given about the possible opening of the Morganza spillway. [MAN, Louisiana Department of Transportation Mike MOSS†- comment on flood prevention efforts.] [Butte La Rose resident Mike MENARD‡- reacts to losing his house.] [National Weather Service Jonathan BRAZZELL††- explains what could happen if the spillway is opened.] The preparations in New Orleans discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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