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This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

About half a million acres of land in the rural Yazoo backwater area in Mississippi is underwater, a devastating blow for a poor region where agriculture is the economy’s lifeblood.  “Because no one’s died from this, and we live in such a remote place, it doesn’t seem to be important to national news,” said Paul Hollis, a farmer from Rolling Fork and a local commission for the Mississippi levee board. “We want people to know how many acres of farm land are flooded, how many houses are destroyed and how much wildlife has been impacted by this.”  Read more....

 

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