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Published May 18, 2011, 02:19 PM

Mississippi flood evacuees spend tedious days in shelter

VICKSBURG, Miss. — In the area of Mississippi hardest-hit by river flooding, evacuees passed time in shelters Wednesday by reading books, praying or smoking cigarettes as officials said they didn't expect waters to overflow a nearby levee that protects thousands of acres of farmland. Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

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