Fighting the flood
By JAMIE PATTERSON
As the flood waters approach, the sound of bulldozers and excavators can be heard throughout the flatlands of Yazoo County this week.
Many residents are making their own levees around their homes and farms, hoping it will hold off the water. Many levees are so high, it’s hard to see the houses behind them.
Ewell and Mary Porter were filled with mixed emotions as they watched their River Road home become overshadowed by a levee built to 109-foot elevation last week. Strick’s Equipment has stayed at the Porter home – many nights as late as 11 p.m. – pushing and leveling dirt.
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