The floodgate at the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, Louisiana, was opened on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
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After 3 days, the water from the flooded Mississippi River has reached places like Butte LaRose and St. Landry Parish at the northern end of the basin, putting some houses underwater.
Towns and crop lands along the Atchafalaya River basin that are in the path of the diverted flood waters could be flooded as high as 20 feet in coming days.
On Tuesday, the Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Mississippi River at Natchez, Mississippi, north of New Orleans.
Vessels were blocked from heading toward the Gulf of Mexico and from returning north after dropping off their freight.
These barges carry corn, wheat, soybean and others from the Midwest to ports near New Orleans, where they get loaded onto huge grain carriers to be exported around the world.
Below are photos of the flooding along the Mississippi River.
Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late Monday at Memphis, Tennessee.
Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he’s confident that precautions such as door-to-door warnings have prepared the city.
Some area in Memphis are already flooded and lots of people had already moved to safer places.
Is it true that the levee along the Mississippi River made the flooding even worse?
I am very sad to see so many people lost their houses and farmlands in the floods, storms and tornadoes.
Heavy rains and the winter snow melting had caused bad flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee.
Soon the flood might hit Mississippi and Louisiana at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Flood is a natural disaster.
Levees were built along the Mississippi River to fight floods.
Anyway they had to break 2 big holes into the levee to save Cairo, Illinois from a very ,very big flood.
The break of the levee caused lots of water to rush through the hole and flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri’s Mississippi County.
Is this a man- made disaster?
Belarus, Ukraine and Russia mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl on April 26.
This is the world’s worst nuclear accident and classified as a level 7.
It happened on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine).
Large quantities of radioactive contamination was released into the atmosphere that spread over much of the Western Russia and Europe.
Now we are facing another level 7 nuclear disaster – the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.
(Please >>>click here<<< to read my post on Fukushima Daiichi disaster.)
I think that nuclear power is efficient but very, very, very dangerous.
These photos show before and after view of Pripyat, a beautiful city that had to be abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Please >>> click here <<< for ’25th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – Part 1′.
At least 16 people were killed in deadly storms and tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and Arkansas on Friday.
This is a natural disaster.
I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
Last week my mother bought lots of sweet and juicy ripe strawberries.
She made our favourite strawberry yoghurt drink.
The drink was so tasty.
It is a very healthy drink because the strawberries are rich in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidant and lots of minerals.
Yoghurt has lots of good bacteria called probiotic, minerals and vitamins.
Honey is also a very healthy food.
So when we mix all of them together, they’ll become a very healthy and tasty drink 🙂
Below is the strawberry yoghurt drink recipe.
How to make the tasty drink:
Cut the strawberries and put the strawberries and yoghurt in a blender.
Add the sweet, golden honey.
Add some water or some milk or both.
Blend them until you’ll get a beautiful pink juice.
Serve the drink and enjoy it 🙂
By the way, mom says that you may add some sugar or a pinch of salt to the drink but too much sugar is bad for us.
I think that strawberry yoghurt drink looks as good as its taste.
It will be a nice drink during a hot day as it is in Kuala Lumpur now
Written and illustrated by Ahmad Ali.
The CAL managed to defend Calovinia from Arguay. The king of Calovinia was very happy. The king asked his servant named Urban to give The CAL a few bags of gold and golden coins and also three holiday tickets to the White Chestnut Beach.
At the White Chestnut Beach, they met Kolilama the purple monkey. When it’s time to go back home, The CAL invited Kolilama for a sleep over at their office in Vateli Street, Calovinia.
The next day Meranda went on a secret mission to the moon. During her mission she discovered a new planet. Meranda named the new planet Zackron.