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Mississippi River Flooding Photos: Images Of 2011 Historic Floods

First Posted: 05/12/11 04:04 PM ET   Updated: 07/12/11 06:12 AM ET

As a massive surge of water continues to make its way down the Mississippi River from intense rainfall and snowmelt, the southern U.S. is being inundated with historic floods, the likes of which haven't been seen since 1937 in some areas.

While massive cleanup operations are underway in some areas -- like Memphis, Tennessee -- residents further south along the river are bracing for the worst.

Check back as we continually update the slideshow below with the latest photos of the tragedy along the Mississippi, and click here for live updates.


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Filed by Travis Donovan  |