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By Jeff Amy 

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4


HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) — Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta.

Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he's trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed his church, and he's been shooting the snakes that slither out of a swollen creek submerging his backyard.

"The corn would have been at least waist-high right now," Walls said.

Floodwater has swamped 860 square miles (2,200 sq. kilometers) north of the...

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