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    Posted May 14, 2011 by
    faisalas78
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Mississippi River flooding

    faisalas78 and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Mississippi River flooding
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    St. Francisville, LA flooded

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     'This was right when they opened one of the first spillways,' says faisalas78. He says some of the people who live in these homes were still there when this video was taken. 'There were a few seemingly futile attempts to put sandbags up, and it seems like that's not going to help at all. I think they're just waiting until the last second to leave,' he told me.
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    Notice the street signs as a reference point for the depths of Old Man River, approximately one mile away from the usual banks of the Mighty Mississippi.

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