Mississippi Flood

Obama’s Katrina

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2011

Large sections of rural and small-town America are being laid waste by storms, floods and wildfires, with little or no assistance from the federal government.

Wildfires rage in Arizona

By Toby Reese, 15 June 2011

The fire, the largest in Arizona’s history, has so far burned over 733 square miles in the state and in neighboring New Mexico.

Rising economic toll from US flooding, storms

By Naomi Spencer, 7 June 2011

Flooding continues along the Missouri River, where hundreds have been ordered to evacuate and still more essential crops are threatened.

Mississippi flood cripples river communities

By Naomi Spencer, 20 May 2011

As the flood-stricken area widened Wednesday, the Mississippi River’s swollen waters claimed the life of a Vicksburg man.

“This is man-made—it’s going to hurt a lot of people”

Louisiana residents speak on flood disaster

By E.P. Bannon and Tom Hall, 20 May 2011

Residents south of the Morganza Floodway spoke to the WSWS on the disaster.

Mississippi flood spreads across Louisiana

By Naomi Spencer, 18 May 2011

Floodwaters from the Mississippi River continue to rush into central Louisiana, submerging small towns and farmland.

Obama preaches individual responsibility in flooded Memphis

By Andrea Peters, 17 May 2011

President Obama descended on the flood-damaged city of Memphis on Tuesday for a photo op with residents and a commencement speech at a local high school.