Category Archives: 2011 Mississippi River Flooding

Ongoing Effects of 2011 Flood

Nearly three months ago I shared with you the devastating effects of the great flood of 2011 on the people of Mississippi County, Missouri. I invited you to contact the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and implore them to … Continue reading

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Thank You!

In the first 24 hours after I put up the post “Tell the Corps: Do The Right Thing!” 265 people read the blog post. Many have emailed me, saying they were planning to or already had written Mr. Pogue at … Continue reading

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Tell the Corps: Do The Right Thing!

This post will be longer than usual. I hope you will bear with me – there are some good people who could use your help. But first, some background. Mississippi County, Missouri, is a place where many people’s roots go … Continue reading

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What Matters

Some of the stories of the great Mississippi River Flood of 2011 being presented to me are complex and multi-layered and involve sorting through decisions which were made that benefited some and seriously hurt others. Such a story will be … Continue reading

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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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