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Gingersnap
05-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 7:54 PM on 19th May 2011

We've all undertaken home improvements but these residents in flood-stricken Mississippi have had to embark on major construction projects just to protect their houses and livelihoods.

These homes in Vicksburg are all situated along the Yazoo River, a tributary of the overflowing Mississippi River, and their owners have surrounded themselves with tons of earth and sand.

With questions over whether the main levees that protect the area from floods would hold, these farmers took no chances and have so far saved their homes and crops from destruction.

http://i51.tinypic.com/25f7pjp.jpg

You must see these pix. :eek:

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388660/Mississippi-River-flooding-Residents-build-homemade-dams-saves-houses.html#ixzz1MpQ5wFTG

pyackog
05-19-2011, 03:46 PM
That is amazing. Love what people have done to try and save their homes.

Articulate_Ape
05-19-2011, 07:58 PM
How did I miss this post, Ginger? Wow! Thanks for finding this.

Articulate_Ape
05-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Where are the photo's from Air force One flying over with Obama looking down at the flood he caused? Where are the videos of him slapping his FEMA guy on the back?

The right to a free press only matters if you own a press.

Constitutionally Speaking
05-19-2011, 09:55 PM
The right to a free press only matters if you own a press.


And if you didn't pay anything for it.

Gingersnap
05-20-2011, 10:27 AM
How did I miss this post, Ginger? Wow! Thanks for finding this.

I have to read the Brit press to find out anything remotely positive about the American response to this disaster. Go figure. :rolleyes:

AmPat
05-21-2011, 11:42 AM
That was one of my observations. Why isn't this covered by our media?

djones520
05-21-2011, 12:00 PM
That was one of my observations. Why isn't this covered by our media?

You think their gonna cover a second natural disaster? They aready had the oil spill, and that made him look bad enough.

Election season is coming up, gotta bury his inactions.

Phillygirl
05-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Absolutely amazing.

Rcd
05-21-2011, 01:13 PM
Wow, just wow.