Some Amazing Photos of Homemade Levees in Missisippi

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homemade leveeWith catastrophic flooding along the Mississippi River, a few homeowners have taken things into their own hands and build some amazing levees to protect their homes, farms, and businesses.

I wish I could share the images here, but they are copyrighted, so I will direct you to the Daily Mail article which seems to be the source of the photos, which show several homes and farm along the Yazoo River near Vicksburg, MS.

These pictures show the impact that one person can have with a little determination and a lot of dirt, and the lengths that some people will go to to protect their homes and land.

Of couse, they also show the massive destruction the area has suffered, and is still suffering as flood waters continue to rise in rural areas in hopes of diverting flood waters away from major cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


To donate or volunteer to help, please visit the

Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund 


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Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Wow Raine,

That is an amazing picture.

Someone had some time, the right equipment, and a lot of energy to make a dam entirely around the house.

Thanks for sharing


May 19, 2011 10:45 PM #1
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Good Morning Raine, it is an amaizing photo!  Thanks for the link to the photos and the link to donate!

May 20, 2011 12:22 AM #2
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -


These pictures speak of the spirit  and strength  of the American people.  I saw one where a home owner actually covered his entire house in plastic warp.  

May 20, 2011 04:25 AM #3
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Raine, my husband, Don,was telling me about some of the images of the house that had a berm pushed up all around it and the flood was all in the field around it.    There are so many disasters going on right now that are weather related.

May 23, 2011 12:43 AM #4
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

This is an amazing photo! Hope the home made levee holds. It's been a bad spring for weather disasters.

May 23, 2011 05:08 AM #5
Tamara Schuster
Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois - Naperville, IL
Realtor Broker - Naperville

My daughter would love the painted door with the horse. Good pictures.

May 23, 2011 04:12 PM #6
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