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Friday, May 27, 2011

The Epitome of Self Reliance

"This levee protects a home surrounded by floodwater from the Yazoo River on May 18, 2011 near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The flooded Mississippi River is forcing the Yazoo River to top its banks where the two meet near Vicksburg -- causing towns and farms upstream on the Yazoo to flood."
                                                                                             -Scott Olson/Getty Images

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/05/mississippi-floodwaters-roll-south/100069/

7 comments:

Alienne said...

That is one amazing photo. Though I wouldn't want to live there if the flood water topped the levee!

Paula said...

Yes it is, and I am with you on that!

Danni said...

Oh.my.God.
That is an unbelievable photo.
I have to show this to Aidan, my son. Vicksburg is where he was stationed with AmeriCorps.
This is all so heart-breaking :-(

Joleen said...

Really is amazing!

Toni aka irishlas said...

That's jus down right scary!

Bianca said...

wow. this is incredible. and scary as all hell.

becky3086 said...

I don't find that scary, the flood-yes, the intelligent people who protected their home this way- amazing! Good for them!