Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker tour flooded Mississippi Delta

VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) –

A flying tour of the Mississippi River gave Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran a look at how far the flood waters have reached.

“You get a sense of the real devastating disaster that we have sustained. It is going to be a long time before we fully recover,” said Senator Cochran.

The river was at 56.7 feet at Vicksburg Saturday which means it is already starting to fall from the crest of 57.1 feet recorded Thursday.

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5/21/11