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Mississippi River flooding affecting Southern states

MEMPHIS, TN (WTOC) - Historic swelling of the Mississippi River is affecting eight states.

In Memphis, Tennessee the Mississippi River is rising to near record levels. It's nearly three miles wide in some spots.

Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes but so far, the flooding in Memphis has spared famous landmarks like Graceland and Beale Street.

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