Mississippi River Flooding: Man Builds Moat to Save Home

When you can't have your own private island, you can always create your own.

Russell, as the video below identifies him, has put more than a good amount of effort into saving his house from the White River flood waters. He's gone so far as to build a moat that seems to have kept his property in pristine condition up to this point. Friends and family recently joined him to add sandbags to the moat, in order to fight rising waters.

It's incredible, and even picturesque, despite the tragic flooding.

The White River flood is a part of the larger Mississippi River flooding which has reached historic levels. However, this Arkansas man seems to have found an answer to the problem for himself.

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