Today is May 15, 2011. The river crest has been lowered from 64' to 63.5' and today it stands at 61.67'. Most of my pictures are taken from the bluffs in Natchez, but I did manage to get some pretty good pictures while riding across the bridge to Vidalia and back to Natchez. Also, don't forget to check with the Natchez Democrat Newspaper for more pictures and information.
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This is the old Belwood Country Club.
The port in Natchez
Coast Guard in Natchez, Ms.
For those not familiar with the region, this photo shows a home high on the bluffs in Natchez, Ms. in contrast to the low land or "Delta" across the Mississippi River in Vidalia, La.
Vidalia, River front
Parking lot at the River Front Medical Center
Promise Hospital on the Vidalia, river front
Walk way along the Vidalia river front
Coast Guard has instructed the river traffic to slow down to keep the wave action off the coast line
Vidalia Convention Center
The left side of the picture is Louisina and the right side is Mississippi
Today's date is 5/13/2011. I took more pictures today from the bluff in Natchez, Ms. overlooking the Mississippi River. These pictures are showing the water levels in Vidalia, La. The river is now at 59.81 feet.
I have had so many hits on my blog that I would like to recommend to those who are interested to click on the website of the Natchez Democrat Newspaper. They have so much information regarding the flood...pictures, videos, panoramas and river webcams.
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This is the River Park Medical Center. Here you can see the walkway is completely covered and the river now covers the walkways that extend out into the river. It appears the water is up to the barriers surrounding the building.
Comfort Inn, the walkways are covered and the water is up to the sandbags
Promise Hospital is surrounded by water but protected by the barriers
The water is almost to the top of the levee at this location
Natchez Under the Hill, You can see just a tip of the bank
The following pictures were taken on May 7,2011 high on the bluffs in Natchez Miss. The Mississippi was at 54 ft. It should crest at 64 ft around May 21st. The buildings you see are all in Vidalia, La. across the river from Natchez, with the exception of this first picture.
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This is Silver street under the Hill in Natchez, MS.
A view of the bloated river from the bluffs in Natchez, MS.
Comfort Inn and the building that use to be a restaurant.
River Park Medical Center
Vidalia Dock and Storage
River Park Medical Center. you can see the walkways that extend out into the river
Forest Fairy is a 9" full body sculpt from Puppen Fimo polymer clay. She has hand made green eyes and red mohair for hair. Her headdress is made from beautiful glass beads woven into gold wire with silk leaves. I dressed her in dyed gauze, which I believe a Forest Fairy would probably wear. She stands on a base decorated with stones, moss, mushrooms and beads. She is flying to her new home.