Fitz Casino In Tunica County Mississippi Closed Due To Mississippi River Flooding

Fitz Casino In Tunica County Mississippi Closed Due To Mississippi River Flooding


FIRE INVESTIGATORS … ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHAT IGNITED THE FLAMES. WE KNOW THE FIRE STARTED LATE THIS MORNING ON MEADOW TRAIL DRIVE. AND … IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS … NEARLY AN HOUR TO GET THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL. FORTUNATELY … NO ONE WAS INJURED. RIGHT NOW THE FITZ CASINO IN TUNICA MISSSISSIPPI … IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED BECAUSE OF FLOODING SAFETY ISSUES. WITH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER NOW AMONG THE HIGHEST LEVEL ON RECORD IN THE MID-SOUTH … TEAMS WITH THE U-S ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS … ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON LEVEES. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER BRAD RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CREST – TODAY – THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PUT IN BACKUP PROTECTION. BRAD BRODERS / REPORTING: “nat pop” IN TUNICA COUNTY MISSISSIPPI – far.” IT’S A CRITICAL TIME PERIOD FOR THIS CREW – WITH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT ITS FOURTH HIGHEST LEVEL ON RECORD IN THE MID-SOUTH. THE RISING WATER SPILLED OVER NEAR THE MAIN LEVEE – AND FORCED THE FITZ CASINO AND TUNICA RIVERPARK TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE. AS A PRECAUTION – THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SPENT TODAY BUILDING MINI LEVEES – AHEAD OF THE EXPECTED MISSISSIPPI x-apple-data-detectors: RIVER CREST WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. Cody Isbell/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Geotechnical Adviser “We’re going to pump extra water on top of it to keep the boils down, to keep everybody around here safe and make sure the levees are operating as it’s supposed to.” Brad: IT’S UNCLEAR WHEN THE FITZ CASINO BEHIND ME CAN REOPEN. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 2011 FLOODING – THAT A CASINO IN

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