Some good news: The Waltersville Estates, operated by Vicksburg Housing Authority, just missed getting water in the ground floor units. I think no one needed to be evacuated.
Further north, conditions were much messier. This church and house are near the intersection of Hutson and North Washington Streets.
Look west along Hutson Street, and all you see is water.
In all, more than 2000 people were displaced in Vicksburg, according to the Vicksburg Post. I think most were from this low-lying area north of Vicksburg. The water is predicted to remain at this level for at least three days and slowly - very slowly - start to recede. Public Radio has already started warning people to wear protective clothing when they enter flooded homes, and the county is offering free tetanus inoculations. And rangers are on duty to help remove snakes and alligators.
Update June 19, 2011. According to the Vicksburg Post (from county and Federal sources):
- Evacuations from Vicksburg and Warren County: 3,202
- Structures evacuated county-wide: 1,340
- Homes inside Vicksburg flooded: 185-200
- Acres flooded in Warren County: 150,165
- River flow during week leading up to crest: 2.15 million cu ft/sec (highest ever recorded)