By Bert Case
CARTER, MS (WLBT) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water will reach a height that is just enough to ruin some houses. So Ed Jordan is building a levee around it to try to keep the water out.
He has already had to move his family to Gluckstadt to a rented house for the duration of the flood. He is losing about a million dollars worth of crops already planted.
"The value I will lose, well it's in the millions, and especially with the rising price of commodities, I don't know. It's just not easy," said Ed Jordan. "I just can't imagine what's gonna happen, have to laugh to keep from crying I imagine."
Jordan is a fourth generation farmer in Carter and also operates a general store.
"This store was built about 1904, and it has a mark in it of where the 1927 flood came."
Just down the road another levee is being built at Carter's aunt's house. She is 86-year-old Katherine Jordan.
Her son Bernie Jordan is having a levee built to 109 feet above sea level. Water is expected to reach 107 feet, and the house is at 102 feet above sea level.
Also living nearby is a third generation of a family from this area. Rob Hines is building a levee around the old family house.
"My father was born in that house," said Hines. "So we built this levee."