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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