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Flowing Backwards: Mississippi Flood More Than Historic, It’s a 500 Year ‘Epic’ Flood


By Lauren Lee – “MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Mississippi River continues to rise, so much so that its tributaries are starting to flow backwards. At Tom Lee Park, preps for Memphis in May continue knowing that the worst is still yet to come.

It’s a site not often seen; the Wolf River and Nonconnah Creek are flowing backwards. The swelling river cannot take on much more water.

Gene Rench with the National Weather Service said all eyes are on the Mississippi. The tributaries flowing backwards are a big problem for the adjacent communities.

‘Right now the Mississippi river is in the process of going through what we call an epic flood, meaning it’s more than historic, it’s more than a 100 year flood, it’s more like a 500 year flood,’ he said. ‘We could flood many homes, businesses, close down factories, people could drown.’

The river is more than two feet past flood stage; it rose two feet in the 24 hours following the storms. It’s expected to crest at 45 feet around May 10th…” Read more.

  1. 05/04/2011 at 10:03 PM

    Is this maybe a part of the prophecy when Christ said that it would be like in the Days of Noah – last winter it was Austrailia, Brazil and Eastern Europe today it is the US and Canada

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  2. ICA
    05/04/2011 at 10:46 PM

    I would say no. The Noahic flood was global and God promised in Genesis 9:15 that “the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.” Christ’s reference would seem to be referring more to the spiritual condition of the people that existed right up until the time they were destroyed in judgement. Jesus said in Matthew 24:38, “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

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  3. 05/05/2011 at 12:12 PM

    I do agree with you ICA – I was just kidding a bit and pointing out how wet things are especially when rivers start running backwards because of high water – what are some calling this “epic floods”

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  4. ICA
    05/05/2011 at 12:27 PM

    Yeah the flooding is pretty significant when rivers start running backwards, no doubt…

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