From NBC Nightly News
Since the Great Mississippi flood of the 1927, Rolling Fork, Miss., the hometown of legendary blues musician Muddy Waters, could be underwater again.
The small town of 2,700 people and the rest of the Mississippi Delta depends on the Yazoo-Mississippi Levee Board. If that levee was to fail, Rolling Fork could be inundated.
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Regardless of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ confidence that the Levee will hold, resident Cynthia Prestianni is packing up her house and leaving.
“I’m in disbelief this is actually happening. I did not think I will ever see this in my lifetime,” Cynthia Prestianni said.
In the center of the town, there’s a tribute history and mural dedicated to Muddy Waters. Mayor James Denson says the town has quite a bit of history, and he’s praying the town’s flood history does repeat itself.
“We’re praying, and we’re hopeful that those things there will not occur in modern day time,” Denson said.
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