Crops and homes along the levee have started to flood, as the water starts topping over the broken levee in Lake Providence, La. on Thursday, May 12, 2011.(AP Photo/Kita Wright)
Crops and homes along the levee have started to flood, as the water starts topping over the broken levee in Lake Providence, La. on Thursday, May 12, 2011.(AP Photo/Kita Wright)
published Friday, May 13th, 2011
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