May 10, 2011 |
The Mississippi River began cresting and hit nearly 48 feet early Tuesday, falling short of a record but wreaking havoc across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi as tributaries and creeks swollen from the flooded waterway spilled over their banks into residential, business and farming areas. At 7 a.m. Central time Tuesday the water level reached 47.87 feet as the coffee-colored river cut through Memphis, swallowing much of the riverfront recreation area. The tourist riverboat Capt.
November 29, 2003 |
Kordell Stewart will start at quarterback Sunday for the Chicago Bears against the Arizona Cardinals in place of Chris Chandler. Chandler's sore right shoulder, which forced him out of last Sunday's 19-10 victory at Denver, made it nearly impossible for him to throw all week. After Chandler threw only a few short passes during Friday's practice, Coach Dick Jauron made the change. Chandler will be the third quarterback, behind rookie Rex Grossman.
May 19, 1995 |
Hundreds of anxious people fled rising water Thursday in Missouri and Illinois, and dozens were injured when tornadoes hit a shopping mall and a high school further east. The Missouri River was 10 feet above flood stage and rising, officials said, because as much as 10 inches of rain had fallen in parts of the state since Sunday and two weeks of wet weather upstream had already swollen the river. Many who suffered through a devastating flood in 1993 were taking no chances.