APTOPIX Mississippi River Flooding

May 19, 2011 - 3:13 AM
A partially-flooded building is seen on the banks of the Atchafalaya River outside of the levee protection area in Simmesport, La., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Some of the worst flooding in Mississippi is in the area from Vicksburg northeast to Yazoo City, along the Yazoo River. The Yazoo Backwater Levee north of Vicksburg connects with the main Mississippi River levee. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials had predicted that at least a foot of water could pour over the top, flooding tens of thousands of acres of farmland in the Delta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)