Flooding in the Mississippi Delta, Arkansas, Louisiana

Interview with Vicksburg, Mississippi resident William Jefferson.

The crest in the Mississippi River Delta is expected this weekend.

The crest of the swollen Mississippi River has rolled past Memphis, Tenn., and into the mostly poor, fertile Delta region. Floodwaters have already washed away crops, damaged hundreds of homes and closed casinos key to the area’s economy.

Memphis escaped a complete disaster. In 1927 a far greater flood disaster occurred, partly because of the lack of the levees that exist today.

Raw Video: Inmates Aid in Louisiana Sandbagging. Prison Wardens keep watch as inmate trustees from St. Martin Parish Correctional Center make sand bags to protect residents against flooding in Stephensville, Louisiana.

As floods recede in Grubbs, Arkansas, a smelly problem …

Residents of a northern Arkansas town are dealing with a smelly aftermath of recent floods. The Grubbs sewer system flooded, and neighbors are being asked not to use indoor plumbing.