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Waiting game in Mississippi as river nears crest

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Floodwaters from the Yazoo river creep across fields of crops near Yazoo City, Miss., on Thursday. The water is expected to crest on Thursday, May 19. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising Mississippi River, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall.

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Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from the Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Miss., on Thursday.

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