Amid disaster, community

posted by
May 24, 2011
Boston Globe
by James Carroll  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In the worst Mississippi flooding at least since the Great Depression, more than three million acres of farmland have been inundated in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. ... Last week, engineers found it necessary to divert the water in order to spare vulnerable cities, especially Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Spillways were opened, the flood was redirected. But this meant the swamping not only of marshes and farmland, but of populated areas. 'Sacrificing towns to save cities,’ was the way a CNN crawl put it." (05/23/11)  

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