Ghost of Katrina Haunts Mississippi Delta

Thursday, May 12, 2011

William Jefferson fishes in the street near his flooded home in the King's Community neighborhood May 11, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. William Jefferson fishes in the street near his flooded home in the King's Community neighborhood May 11, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Getty Images)

The Mississippi flooding heading south into the Delta, the 200 mile stretch of land between Memphis, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Along the way, river residents are watching the waters and the levees carefully, scared that they won't hold. In Vicksburg, the flood is supposed to crest just under the historic record high — and the Army Corps of Engineers says it is monitoring the situation. But even further south, in New Orleans, it is not just the vision of the Mississippi — but the memory of Hurricane Katrina that haunts residents.

Joining us to talk about developments in New Orleans is Mark Schleifstein, environmental reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Also with us is Kavanaugh Breazeale, Public Affairs Officer for the Vicksburg District Army Corps of Engineers.

Guests:

Kavanaugh Breazeale and Mark Schleifstein

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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