VIDALIA, LA - MAY 16: A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sandbag rests on top of a levee constructed around a medical center to hold back floodwater from the Mississippi River May 16, 2011 in Vidalia, ... more 
VIDALIA, LA - MAY 16: A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sandbag rests on top of a levee constructed around a medical center to hold back floodwater from the Mississippi River May 16, 2011 in Vidalia, Louisiana. Heavy spring rains left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. On May 14 the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway in Louisiana to divert water from the rising Mississippi River down the Atchafalaya River and away from the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) less 
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