World and Nation

Historic flooding along the Mississippi

To add to the torrent of tragic and destructive weather that has afflicted the southern half of the country over the past few weeks, the Mississippi River now is flooding. Affecting thousands of people spanning the corridor from Illinois to Louisiana, the river continues to swell due to unceasing rain and upstream snowmelt. In order to protect populated areas, Army engineers already destroyed some levees downstream to release excess water, immersing vast expanses of farmland.

Here in Cambridge, we have experienced extremely pleasant weather over the past week, with several days of sun and little rain. The good weather looks to continue for the next few days, with no major storms likely.