Flooded river taking aim at Mississippi Delta

Downtown buildings are seen in the distance as Interstate 40 passes over the swollen Mississippi River Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet on Tuesday, falling short of its all-time record but still soaking low-lying areas with enough water to require a massive cleanup. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

May 11, 2011 8:58:55 AM PDT
William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta.

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