Sandbagging efforts around Fitler step up

Local News
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Volunteers with the Army Reserve and prison crews from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl came to the aid of people living in the Fitler community.

Crews sandbagged around houses in the town in an effort to stave off floodwater.

The Mississippi River crested on Tuesday but backwater in the south end of the Delta is still high and threatening residents.

Fitler is located on U.S. Highway 1 about six miles west of Onward in Issaquena County.

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