The southern U.S. is being hit with historic floods as a massive amount of water makes its way down the Mississippi River from heavy rainfall and snowmelt.
Residents along the river have prepared for the worst, as towns work to repair the damage that has already been caused. Images from the natural disaster can be viewed here.
Learn how you can help those affected by the floods here.
HuffPost documents the tragedy along the Mississippi in live updates found below.
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