Officials in Mississippi are struggling to figure out a way to clean up thousands of dead nutria rats that were washed ashore by Hurricane Isaac. Reporter Al Showers explains, it’s not just storm debris that people are cleaning up: approximately 5,000 dead nutria rats (a large river rodent) have washed ashore on the state’s beaches.
Tropical storm Isaac ‘could rival Katrina as CATEGORY TWO hurricane’ as it turns west and heads for New Orleans seven years after disaster It has been 7 years since Katrina hit New Orleans with a deadly force killing at least 1,836 people and causing a damage of $110 billion. DailyNews reported that The National Hurricane […]
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There’s an illegal immigrant cruising its way up the Mississippi River. The Asian carp a common name for a few separate but similar species of carp was imported into the U.S
On Monday, May 16, Chris Epps, commissioner of Mississippi’s department of corrections, sat at a long conference table, grasping a mound of financial documents. He was preparing to head to the state’s penitentiary, an 18,000-acre old cotton farm in the Mississippi River Delta, for the execution of a man convicted of murder nearly two decades ago.
New Orleans is having a bad case of nerves. The Mississippi River has flooded catastrophically upstream and its swelling waters are moving inexorably down toward the Big Easy and its traumatic memories of recent disasters, Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
On Saturday afternoon, Sandra Kelly, a 53-year-old cook, stood along the Atchafalaya River, which connects the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, and sighed.
Mark Twain, the bard of the Mississippi River, was always skeptical of human efforts to control it. “Ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or confine it, cannot say to it, ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey,” he wrote in 1883
Leigh Ann Heinse can’t help but feel nervous right now. Two years ago, she and her husband purchased what they believed was their forever home, a four-bedroom fixer-upper in a kid-friendly subdivision in Baton Rouge, La., a half mile from the Mississippi River
After weeks of storms and floods, Memphians awoke Tuesday morning to the highest river they’d seen in 74 years. The Mississippi had risen to 48 ft