May 9th, 2011

CNN coverage: Historic flooding along Mississippi River

CNN correspondents cover the historic flooding that continues along the Mississippi River.

Butte La Rose, LA:

Rob Marciano  (@robmarcianocnn)

Jim Spellman (@jimspellman)

Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Martin Savidge (@martinsavidge)

RECENT CNN.COM COVERAGE:

CNN iReport’s Open Story: Midwest, South flooding

Photo Gallery on the ‘Monumental Flood’

CNN Opinion piece by Paul Kemp, a coastal geologist, who says that humans are pushing the complex system of Mississippi levees to untested limits.

Complete coverage of the floods HERE.

CNN iReport Open Story for flood-relates iReports:

http://ireport.cnn.com/open-story.jspa?openStoryID=604487

Recent Videos:

CNN’s David Mattingly describes how high and wide the Mississippi River is in Memphis, Tennessee.

David Mattingly reports on the man who decided to flood parts of Missouri to save communities from Illinois to Arkansas.

CNN’s Chad Myers explains what is going on with the overflowing banks of the Mississippi River.

CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports on Tennessee man that has decided to wait out the flooding.

CNN Chief National Correspondent John King reports from Tunica, Mississippi.

Flooding along the Mississippi threatens life along the legendary Highway 61. CNN’s Martin Savidge is there.

CNN’s Rob Marciano speaks with a resident of Tunica, MS as floodwater ruins homes, crops and communities.

CNN’s Ed Lavandera reports from one Louisiana town that learns the whole area will soon be under 15 feet of water.

The Army Corps of Engineers may open Louisiana’s Morganza Spillway for the first time in 40 years.

Gov. Bobby Jindal and CNN’s John King talk worst-case scenarios for the flooded state of Louisiana.
CNN’s Martin Savidge reports from Mississippi on how diverted flood waters are washing towns away.

CNN’s Rob Marciano explains the impact that flooding may have on Louisiana’s oyster industry.

Flood waters continue to cause damage despite efforts made by residents and emergency crews near Yazoo City, Mississippi.

CNN’s Rob Marciano travels the Atchafalaya River Basin with the USGS, checking river levels and taking water samples.