Friday, May 06, 2011

Six US States Under Flood Threat

Another section of the Mississippi River levee is to be breached for the third time to relieve a flood threat in six US states.

US engineers and officials are planning the blast on the Birds Point levee with the hope of diverting the flood waters for 35 miles (56 km) before they return to the Mississippi River in the town on New Madrid, as six US states are either bracing for or already reporting record flooding, dpa reports.

Evacuations have already begun in some states and heavy rains are predicted for the coming week.'


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