Shipping closed south of Natchez as bulging Mississippi River strains levees
Published 05/17/2011, Associated Press
The Coast Guard has interrupted shipping along the major artery for moving grain from farms in the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico over fears that the bulging Mississippi River could strain levees that protect hundreds of thousands from flooding. Already, thousands have sought refuge from floodwaters up and down the river.Word count: 1026
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