Strength shows in historic flood

Published 12:22 am Friday, June 24, 2011

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and, today, the Miss-Lou is living proof that truth does ring out in that old cliché.

In early May the predictions for the flooding of the Mississippi River at Natchez were bad; the rumors and fears were worse.

But 65 feet didn’t come and the levees held. More important though, the community pulled together to fight its fears.

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From the inmates to the city leaders, everyone was willing to lend a hand to protect infrastructure, lives and property.

Natchez residents offered up their houses and storage units to worried Vidalia residents, while the City of Natchez and Adams County stored equipment for Concordia Parish.

The community even had a plan for the dogs and cats of the parish.

The river is finally safely in its banks again and the flood scare is over, this time.

The community survived with no loss of life and little loss of property.

Just like after our area stepped up to the plate to help those in need after Hurricane Katrina, the great flood of 2011 taught us all a great deal about ourselves. We know how to work together in times of tragedy, and that should be a great road map for working together when times are good as well.