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River flooding to inundate hard-hit areas of south-central U.S.

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Parts of the southern central United States that have been hit by storms and flash floods this week will experience long-term river flooding later in May and even into June.

Southeastern Texas, including the Houston region, was hit hard this week by a few rounds of downpours, noxious winds, and heavy hail. On Tuesday alone, ten inches of rain fell in Sugar Land, Texas.

Another round of soaked thunderstorms and heavy rains will target areas from east Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley by Saturday evening, before the dry weather returns for a few days to early next week.

Even with the return of dry weather, the Mississippi flooding will continue to worsen in the middle by the end of the month.

"River flooding can continue into June as the flooding in rivers flows further north to the south and exacerbates the ongoing flooding along the lower Mississippi," said AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rathbun, article review sample here.

Rathbun added that rain and thunderstorms could return by Tuesday and Wednesday next week and that additional rainfall the rest of May would only make the flood situation worse.

The entire length of the Mississippi, from the Iowa-Illinois border to its mouth, is already moderately to severely flooded.

Floods also occur along the Missouri, Sabine, Wabash and White rivers, as well as other streams and rivers in the central and southern United States.

Although the water levels of these smaller streams and rivers should fall under the floods early to mid-next week, it will take at least a week or two to reach a ridge along the lower parts of the Mississippi.CONNECTION Two thirds of the longest rivers in the world no longer flow freely

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Smaller floods are expected to continue in Memphis, Tennessee, late next week, before the water level eventually falls below the flood stage.

However, the Mississippi in Vicksburg, Miss., Is not expected to peak at 50 feet or a large tidal level by May 20 or 21.

In Baton Rouge, La., It may take the last week of May for the Mississippi to peak. Although the record floods are not expected to be reached, the river will remain above the flood stage at least until the end of May.

It is expected that the water level on the river will remain a few meters before the levees overflow, which protect New Orleans from flooding, but can still pose a threat to ships and boats on the river.

The tsunami will not only cause an enormous financial loss for homeowners, farmers and communities, it will also threaten lives and trigger many more water rescues by the end of the month.

Anyone displaced by the floods may not be able to return for at least a month and begin cleaning up and restoration efforts until the river falls below the flood stage.

Unfortunately, AccuWeather predicts further flooding events for the coming summer.

Meanwhile, on the Gulf Coast, water flowing out to the sea cut off a quarter on the Tensaw River in Baldwin County, Alabama, where residents had to use boats to get home, news agencies reported.

The Mobile River is expected to be more than 1.2 meters above the flood level this weekend north of Mobile.

Alabama governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency instructing government agencies to help with the recent flooding and allowed local school systems that experienced flooding to ask for relief in meeting school calendar requirements.

An almost record-breaking rainy winter led to painful decisions for reservoir managers who had to release water, which aggravated the flooding for some people living downstream and at the same time saved many other properties from damage.

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