Mississippi Floods as Days of Heavy Rain Defeat Dam
Heavy rains swamped a reservoir and pushed the Pearl River over its banks, forcing evacuations. The river may not crest until Monday.
FLOWOOD, Miss. -- The authorities in charge of the dam that regulates the flow of water from a sprawling reservoir into the Pearl River strained to hold off the inevitable.
Downstream from the dam were winding roads packed with mobile homes, subdivisions with tidy rows of brick houses, and farther along, the heart of Mississippi's state government i...