From Greenville, Missouri: Some good news out of flooding
The Greenville, Mississippi levees have become a meeting place, as a steady stream of people come to watch the water rise on May 13, 2011.
May 13th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

From Greenville, Missouri: Some good news out of flooding

There’s been very little good news coming out of the Mississippi River flooding. One bright spot has been the performance of decades old levees along the river, although that could change in the next few weeks as the swelling river bulges towards New Orleans.

Another bit of good news comes from Greenville Mississippi. There have been some homes in low-lying areas have been flooded. And, about a thousand people are out of work as riverboat casinos have been closed.

So where’s the good news?

The community has rallied together in the face of the floods, mainly because so many people are coming downtown to the levees to watch the waters rise.

The event has cut through racial and economic lines, as people spend hours catching up with neighbors and friends at the levees.

The Greenville, Mississippi levees have become a meeting place, as a steady stream of people come to watch the water rise on May 13, 2011. Some even hope all the traffic could spur a new interest in revitalizing downtown.

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  1. whitleyfan810

    Yeah and how many are going to end up stranded in flood waters and then cry about it. That would certainly be more proof of natural selection though. What the article should've pointed out as good news was the fact that many of the river boats were forced to close resulting in people not losing money to yet another highly unregulated industry.

    May 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Jeez, Debbie Downer! Way to crush the spirit of the story, Eyeore!

    May 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Riff*Raff

    Editor-Headline says Missouri. Article says Mississippi.....

    May 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    "Waitin' on the levee" at Greenville, Mississippi, was always one of that town's social attractions.
    As a teenager, I met quite a few other high-school students there.
    I wonder whether it's as safe now to go the the levee at night as it was...long, long ago.
    I knew a lot of good and cultured people from Greenville.

    May 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Osama Bin Ladin

    Look, there's Elvis.

    May 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Elvis

    Look, there's Osama bin Laden.

    May 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jan johnson

    while give it a few days more water on its way.

    May 14, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    my backyard is flooded..

    why cant we just get a big pump and pump the water back into the water table?

    May 14, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ignorance

    It's Greenville, Mississippi, not Missouri. It has cut through racial and economic lines. Good picture to use to prove that point

    May 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Greenville Mississippi Native

    It is Greenville, MISSISSIPPI, and I am a PROUD NATIVE! Joey, yes it is still just as safe as the 4th of July fireworks were awesome last year. whitleyfan810 – You're an IDIOT. Those people have to make a living just like you. banasy – Thank you...it is the spirit of the people that will help them and has always helped them survive the Mighty Mississippi. Riff*Raff
    Thank you as well...hopefully CNN will correct that. jan johnson – The water has crested in Greenville, thank you for your heart felt concern. RUFFNUTT – That's unfortunate, but it explains why you're a considered a Nut.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |