baton rouge flooding
Much like the permanent stamp of Mississippi Delta blues in changing popular music, human impact has made permanent changes to landscapes. These changes are showing up in ugly and shattering ways: Lead filled water and soil, disappearing and flooding of lands, and disproportionate loss for socially vulnerable populations.
Residents of an area beset by months of natural disasters, racial tension and civil unrest say they're hopeful for unity.
At least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 20,000 people stranded by unprecedented flooding.
(CLICK HERE to see tragic photos of the flooding along the Mississippi) By Sunday, all 350 bays at the 7,000-foot structure