(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — It could be weeks before all the flooding is over in the deep south. During the interim, residents can only pray that Mississippi River flooding doesn’t disrupt more lives than it already has.
For now, the National Weather Service is predicting that the Mississippi will crest on or about May 21 at an estimated 64 feet.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting his state prepared for the worst of it from next Sunday through the following weekend. In the meantime, new water level records are being set literally by the hour.
Here’s an update about what’s happening with the Mississippi River flooding. The good news is that the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which attracts visitors from all over the South, is still going on.