Video: Historic Flooding of Mississippi River in Memphis

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The Mississippi River rose to historic levels in Memphis on Monday, but the worst is not yet over.

The river crested at 48 feet on Monday, just short of the all-time record of 48.7 set in the 1930s. Forecasters say that record could be broken on Wednesday.

Some 1,300 people in low-lying areas were evacuated from their homes before the flood waters came rushing in.

Meantime in Louisiana, the Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway to relieve pressure on the levees in New Orleans. 

CNN reporter Holly Firfer takes a stroll through the water: