Vicksburg’s business community returning to some normalcy

Flood initially helps, but eventually guts, summer tourist season

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Published: July 24,2011

Tags: Business, flood, tourism, VICKSBURG

The first week of May, business owners along Vicksburg’s Washington Street corridor were preparing for the Mississippi River to unleash a flood the likes of which the city hadn’t seen since 1927.

They were also preparing for a slow-to-non-existent summer tourist season. Nearly three months later, the water has receded, and the bulk of the summer has passed. The results were mixed, with the water’s threat contributing to a bump in business before the bottom fell out in June.

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