as a weekly practice I listen to npr and do a little sketch on one of the stories. take a look, you can click on the illustration to make it bigger!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
more levees breached along mississippi.
The Mississippi River burst through levees in Illinois on Wednesday and threatened towns in Missouri. The breaks about 45 miles south of Gulfport flooded farmland near the hamlet of Meyer and south of there in the Indian Graves levee district, according to Julie Shepard of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency.
Massive sandbagging efforts were underway Wednesday in Midwestern towns and communities all along the Mississippi, as flood waters continued to rise. Authorities rescued people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler on Tuesday after the river broke through a levee in Gulfport. In the town of Quincy, Illinois, officials said they had done just about all the sandbagging they could do locally, but volunteers, such as Troy McNay, were still filling sandbags. "You know we're all in this together," McNay told NPR. "Something we can do here will help someone down the line."
-excerpt from NPR