What America Looks Like: Vicksburg, Mississippi

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In Vicksburg, Mississippi, people fish in floodwaters at a housing development. "The Mississippi, swollen by a rainy spring and melt from an especially snowy winter, has inundated homes and farmland across Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and southern Illinois," Reuters reports, "and the river continues to rise as it moves south through Mississippi and Louisiana. Experts say the river will rise nearly another foot in Vicksburg before Thursday, when it is expected to crest at 57.5 feet -- 14.5 feet above flood level."

Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio.  Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The border between Arizona and Nevada. Detroit, Michigan. Key West, Florida. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Austin, Texas. Nashville, Tennessee. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Seattle, Washington. Portland, Maine. Yokena, Mississippi. Smyrna, Georgia.

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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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