After the tornadoes in Alabama Mother Nature is back in the South of the United States. This time it is water. The mythical Mississippi river is rising, rising beyond it’s banks and into the neighbourhoods. Even Memphis is getting it’s feet wet.

The Mississippi Floods

Workers fill sandbags into the night in Memphis, Tennessee May 6, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns on Friday, as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Sandbags used to shore up the Mississippi River are seen in Memphis, Tennessee May 6, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns on Friday, as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A worker leans on his shovel while filling sandbags to shore up the Mississippi River at night in Memphis, Tennessee May 6, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns on Friday, as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Workers fill sandbags into the night in Memphis, Tennessee May 6, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns on Friday, as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Tommy Smith, sitting in front of B&B Recycled Auto Parts, watch as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Jonathan White and Leandra Felton wade through slowly rising floodwaters with items from their home in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A woman smokes in front of her partially submerged home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A windsurfer is seen on the rising Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels as flooding moves south. REUTERS/Mary Wisniewski

The Mississippi Floods

People look at the rising Mississippi River that has flooded parts of downtown Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels as flooding moves south. REUTERS/Mary Wisniewski

The Mississippi Floods

People navigate through a farm on a boat as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Chris Mills, Macy Mills and Hannah Baxley look out at incoming water as floodwaters slowly rise near Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

People drive along a submerged street as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A man walks from his partially submerged home as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Partially submerged houses are seen as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A partially submerged mailbox is seen as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A man looks at partially submerged homes as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A man looks at his partially submerged home as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Lela Shaw reacts as relatives move the furniture from her home that was threatened by slowly rising floodwaters in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Lela Shaw reacts while standing on her porch as relatives move her furniture from her home that was threatened by slowly rising floodwaters in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Cars are seen in a flooded lot in Caruthersville, Missouri May 6, 2011. The swollen Mississippi River swallowed up farmland and threatened river towns on Friday, as record amounts of water tested a network of levees and reservoirs built since deadly floods in the last century. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

People walk along a river as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

People stand along the Mississippi River as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Lance Shaw (2nd R) and Clifton Berry (R) pack up a truck with furniture from the home of Lela Shaw (not shown) as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A church is seen as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Residents Lesli Lambert (L) and Tammi St John row through their neighborhood as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned on Saturday that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A sign is seen at a partially submerged mobile home park as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Cedtarius Ray transfers sandbags from the back of a truck to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Kimberly Nailor pauses to wipe her forehead while using sandbags to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Danny Stigger transfers sandbags from the back of a car to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A toy car is seen partially submerged as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Memphis-area residents were warned that the Mississippi River was gradually starting to wrap its arms around the city and rise to record levels. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods
The Mississippi Floods

A man stands in front of a partially submerged house as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Brian Jefferson smokes on the front porch of his home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

A partially submerged home is seen reflected in floodwaters rising slowly in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Tamika Jackson surveys the slowly rising floodwaters in the backyard of her family's home in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Tadpoles swim in slowly rising floodwaters of a street in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

People look out as as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday issued evacuation notices to more than 1,300 Memphis area homes, warning they were at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Debris is seen in water in a neighborhood as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. Emergency officials on Sunday warned another 200 homeowners in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ride in air boats as they open up bays along the Mississippi River to the Bonnet Carre spillway in Norco, Louisiana May 9, 2011. The Mississippi River was approaching record flood levels and forcing area residents from their homes. Officials opened portions of the Bonnet Carre spillway near the refining hub of Norco, Louisiana, to send Mississippi River water to Lake Pontchartrain. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

The Mississippi Floods

Weston Rogers of the U.S. Coast Guard looks at homes on Mud Island as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. The city of Memphis braced for the Mississippi River to peak within hours at a near record level, and downstream the U.S. government opened a spillway above New Orleans on Monday to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

People watch members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opening up bays along the Mississippi River to the Bonnet Carre spillway in Norco, Louisiana May 9, 2011. The Mississippi River was approaching record flood levels and forcing area residents from their homes. Officials opened portions of the Bonnet Carre spillway near the refining hub of Norco, Louisiana, to send Mississippi River water to Lake Pontchartrain. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

The Mississippi Floods

Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open up bays along the Mississippi River to the Bonnet Carre spillway in Norco, Louisiana May 9, 2011. The Mississippi River was approaching record flood levels and forcing area residents from their homes. Officials opened portions of the Bonnet Carre spillway near the refining hub of Norco, Louisiana, to send Mississippi River water to Lake Pontchartrain. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

The Mississippi Floods

Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open up bays along the Mississippi River to the Bonnet Carre spillway in Norco, Louisiana May 9, 2011. The Mississippi River was approaching record flood levels and forcing area residents from their homes. Officials opened portions of the Bonnet Carre spillway near the refining hub of Norco, Louisiana, to send Mississippi River water to Lake Pontchartrain. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

The Mississippi Floods

A sign is seen along Riverside Drive as floodwaters rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. The city of Memphis braced for the Mississippi River to peak within hours at a near record level, and downstream the U.S. government opened a spillway above New Orleans on Monday to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Structures are seen partially submerged on Mud Island as floodwaters rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. The city of Memphis braced for the Mississippi River to peak within hours at a near record level, and downstream the U.S. government opened a spillway above New Orleans on Monday to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Floodwaters rise at the end of Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. The city of Memphis braced for the Mississippi River to peak within hours at a near record level, and downstream the U.S. government opened a spillway above New Orleans on Monday to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Arthur Burton measures encroaching water as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Arthur Burton looks at his home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Penny (L) and Arthur Burton walk from their home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Mississippi Floods

Jennifer Chambers wades out of her yard as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)

The Mississippi Floods

Homes on Mud Island are seen as floodwaters rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 9, 2011. The city of Memphis braced for the Mississippi River to peak within hours at a near record level, and downstream the U.S. government opened a spillway above New Orleans on Monday to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

May 10, 2011