Rising Mississippi River Waters Causing Concerns Down South

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

The rising water along the Mississippi River is creating nightmares for some farmers and residents in the area and shut down at least one casino.

The flood waters have caused the Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez to shut its doors because of flood waters leading up to the floating gambling facility.

At least two people have died, dozens of farms and houses have been affected by flooding and the Mississippi River is still rising.

In Natchez, the river is projected to crest later this week at 56.5 feet, the forth highest on record and above the 56.3 feet it reached in 1997.

Dozens of homes in the area have also been evacuated.


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