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These homes in Vicksburg are all situated along the Yazoo River, a tributary of the overflowing Mississippi River, and their owners have surrounded themselves with tons of earth and sand.

With questions over whether the main levees that protect the area from floods would hold, these farmers took no chances and have so far saved their homes and crops from destruction.

The flooding, which has been ongoing since the last week of April, is expected to reach its peak in Vicksburg tomorrow.

MORE PHOTOS: Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes (Mail Online)