10 May '11, 8am

Pictures: The worst flooding in 70 years along the Mississippi River has swallowed up homes, farms and roads

Pictures: The worst flooding in 70 years along the Mississippi River has swallowed up homes, farms and roads

The worst floods to hit the central United States in more than 70 years have swallowed up homes, farms and roads after the Mississippi River swelled to six times its normal width. -- PHOTO: AP MEMPHIS - THE worst floods to hit the central United States in more than 70 years have swallowed up homes, farms and roads after the Mississippi River swelled to six times its normal width. Army engineers on Tuesday patrolled stressed levees in waterlogged Memphis, Tennessee, where the Mississippi - normally about half a mile across - is currently about three miles (4.8km) wide. Daryl Hissong and his three-year-old son were among thousands of people forced from their homes by the muddy waters of record spring flooding. They packed up on Sunday and by Monday morning there was five feet (almost two metres) of water inside their home in a Memphis suburb. 'They said it'll probably be a m...

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