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Mississippi River / Flooding #998138

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The flooding along the Mississippi River introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Morgan City, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concern in Louisiana and Mississippi about the approaching floodwaters featured; scenes shown of the flooded Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, Louisiana, a hog in the water in Greenville, Mississippi, submerged homes, National Guardsmen shoring up levees; details given about the threat to Baton Rouge and New Orleans and the possibility of opening the Morganza spillway. [Vicksburg resident William JEFFERSON, Stephenville, Louisiana resident Tim ALVARADO‡– react.] [Morgan City Mayor Tim MATTE††- says you gotta deliver the water to the Gulf of Mexico.] [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU††- says we do not expect to have any impacts from flooding.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The snowfall totals for this past winter cited.

(The Weather Channel: Chris Warren) The impact of opening the Morganza spillway noted; diagram shown.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Warren, Chris

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