Monthly Archives: May 2011

Stories of the Mississippi River Flood of 2011

After my recent trip to the flooded area of southeast Missouri known as the bootheel, I came home to meet a previous commitment for the days since then. I am just now resurfacing to catch up with the news and … Continue reading

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Carolyn – Faces of the 2011 Flood

I met Carolyn in a shelter for flood victims at the First Baptist Church in Morehouse, Missouri. Although Morehouse isn’t directly on the Mississippi River, flood waters quickly rose when systems that normally drain into the Mississippi backed up. The … Continue reading

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Images From the 2011 Mississippi River Flood

Just a few hours ago, I returned from visiting the flooded area of southeast Missouri where the Bird’s Point Levee was breached on May 3rd. Even after touring the area by plane for an entire morning and by boat for … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Flood of 2011

As the massive bulge of Mississippi floodwater makes its way southward, we know that lives have been lost, as have homes, crops and businesses. We see people hauling what belongings they can carry in laundry baskets, wading through brown water … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

Like most of us, I have watched the news of flooding along the Mississippi with my heart in my throat. I have thought about my many River friends and acquaintances with great compassion as this event unfolds. Record snowfalls and … Continue reading

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