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Mighty Mississippi crests in Memphis

With the engorged Mississippi River expected to crest Monday night, floodwaters in Memphis won’t begin to recede for another 48 hours, leaving hundreds in shelters and with little hope of a quick recovery. NBC’s Janet

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Jermaine Jarrett paddles a boat down a flooded street in his neighborhood in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 9. The Mississippi River rose to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people to evacuate. But officials were confident the levees would protect the city's world-famous musical landmarks, including Graceland and Beale Street, and that no new areas would have any serious flooding. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

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With the engorged Mississippi River expected to crest Monday night, floodwaters in Memphis won’t begin to recede for another 48 hours, leaving hundreds in shelters and with little hope of a quick recovery. NBC’s Janet

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42968877/ns/weather/

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Jermaine Jarrett paddles a boat down a flooded street in his neighborhood in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 9. The Mississippi River rose to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people to evacuate. But officials were confident the levees would protect the city's world-famous musical landmarks, including Graceland and Beale Street, and that no new areas would have any serious flooding. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)