The Pendleton Panther

Mid-South Flooding

Posted on: May 3, 2010

Major flood

Thousands of people were badly affected from the major flood in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi this weekend because of the weekend storms and record rainfall. Rivers and streams overflowed their banks and blocked major highways. More than 300 roads were reported to have been flooded just in Kentucky alone. 26 people have already been found dead and it is believed that the death toll will rise as the flood recedes. Rescue teams and Coast Guard crews are doing their best to rescue people from flooded homes and hotels. Helicopters are flying around to save residents who have climbed up to their rooftops because of the high flood levels. Also, people are working together as volunteers, using canoes, motorboats and jet skies to save stranded people. The forecast is predicting that there will be no rain until at least Thursday but it will take at least until the end of the week for the flood to completely recede and the water to be out of the system.

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