The two lower floors of the Levee Street depot have gone under and before the water came up was in a $1.53 million redevelopment of the former Yazoo & MS Valley RR Station. Nothing was in the building when the water came in, but postponed all efforts. After the water recedes it will have be to checked for bacteria and molds. It will house scale models of steamships, railroad and aviation displays and upstairs will be the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street by year's end. The displays remain in storage - something of a saving grace while a slow, month-long recession of water is likely now.
Water above the windowsill.
Swollen Yazoo Diversion Canal in front and side of flood walls.
On Fort Hill in the Vicksburg National Military Park with the Port of Vicksburg in the background north of town.
Towboat heading to the Port Of Vicksburg.
A levee built to save industries - Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Company (Capella Hardwood Floors), Gavilon Fertilizer, Water Treatment Plant and Magnolia Marine Transport Company.
Back downtown where barricades are still up on the road going North of town.
Water from the swollen Yazoo Diversion Canal makes the old MV MS appear to almost float again,
Rusty's Restaurant across from the MV MS.
Plaque on side of Motor Vessel Mississippi.
Heading home in front of the depot on Washington Street and captured this Fox News van.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was in town preparing for a live broadcast in front of the depot this past Tuesday. Smith is a native of Holly Spring, MS and graduated from University of MS.
'Part of our goal is to help people understand who these individuals are. This isn't just a big soup of people from Memphis down to Louisiana. They are individuals and individual towns with rich histories and we want to tell part of that history'. Shepard Smith - Fox New Anchor