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Giant berm protects single family home from flooding Mississippi River

"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



Rick Gordon said...

That's impressive. Reminds me of that Hallig house in Home Work. I'd hate to see what would happen if it overflowed into that, though.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the glass half full,....watering the lawn and garden shouldn't be much of a problem.

Renay Milman said...

Heh, that is very impressive. Still, it does pose a problem if you add heavy rain into the equation.

Phoebe Clarke said...

I checked the link to the full gallery, and some photos here could be spread out to raise awareness. Knowing they live along the river, it’s the responsibility of the residents to plan and make necessary preventive and corrective action. The photo above is one clear example of how. It does take a lot of initiative to carry this out, though.

Monica Barnes said...

An innovative idea like this should influence other communities (even those without nearside rivers) as well. It's a good way to prepare for things like this. I'm somehow fascinated by the photo gallery you shared through a link here... Phoebe is right, since it would really create awareness. But the photos can also become an inspiration. I was actually inspired by the photos showing how people helped each other after the flood.

judi mosso said...

impressive! during non-flood periods, how do you get EMS there? do you just stand at the top and wave them down??

Amelia Wilson said...

Now this is a house that can't resist flood insurance . It is so scary and yet so beautiful, I can't imagine living there but I would love to visit it someday.

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