Mississippi River Flooding Pushes Downstream; Midwest Begins Cleanup

Story by The Weather Channel

Residents in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana are on alert as historic winter flooding pushes downstream on the Mississippi River, while those in the Midwest are starting to dry out their flooded homes and belongings. 

While the Red River crested over the weekend, officials are keeping residents informed about the Mississippi, which continues to rise in some areas, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District commander said Tuesday he believes the swollen river will pass through the Big Easy and on to the Gulf of Mexico without major problems.

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