Louisiana bayou towns brace for flooding impact

Reuters: The historic Civil War city of Vicksburg, which withstood a 47-day Union army siege in 1863, was facing a different kind of invasion on Monday as flooding threatened to top an earth levee nearby. The city itself is perched atop a bluff overlooking the river, and the Vicksburg National Military Park marking the Civil War battle is not threatened by the flooding, according to the National Park Service. But areas nearby are as the water level at Vicksburg reached 56.66 feet at 4 p.m. local......

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