Old levee breaches in Mississippi as main levee holds

Reuters: The Mississippi River at Vicksburg crept to within inches of its 1927 record on Saturday, as residents anxiously watched flood waters invade their historic city. "I've lived here all my life," said Peter Pikul, a resident, looking at water that had gone past the first floor of the old Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station, now a museum. "I've seen this water up and down but I've never seen it as high as it is right now." In some Vicksburg neighborhoods, only the tops of houses could......

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