Weather in Pictures

Mississippi River Flooding Pushes Downstream; Midwest Begins Cleanup

January 5,2016 at 03:28 am


Residents in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana are on alert as historic winter flooding pushes downstream on the Mississippi River, while those in the Midwest are starting to dry out their flooded homes and belongings. 

At least 29 people were killed on the rainy side of Winter Storm Goliath, as floodwaters rose in Missouri, southern Illinois, eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. Though the exact number isn`t known, the floods pushed thousands from their homes.

Floodwaters have started to recede in some of those areas, but all that water is moving down the Mississippi, putting others at risk.