05/21/2011 01:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Natchez And Vidalia Unite Across The Mississippi Amidst Flooding Disaster

Tragic stories continue to surface about victims dealing with the Mississippi flooding, which has been reported to have reached historic levels. Natchez, Miss., however, turned the one tragic story into a story of triumph.

CBS News reports that as neighboring city Vidalia faced economic disaster, rampant destruction, and mass evacuations, Natchez extended a hand -- across the river -- to help. Natchez has helped its neighbor house the Humane Society, has provided hospital space for Vidalia physicians, and has shared resources.