A two mile long levee stands in between rising flood waters and homes in the Green Meadows subdivision.
"We saw the need," said Rex Robertson with Electro Mechanical Solutions (EMS). "We rounded up the people and we did it."
A handful of businesses on Highway 61 south in Vicksburg started the project in an effort to save their buildings then expanded it to also protect two neighborhoods. It took about $70,000, but last week it was unclear if the levee would ever be completed.
"There for a while we didn't know if we were going to be able to get it done. We didn't have enough assistance. We didn't have enough resources," said Brad Davidson, Owner of EMS.
Then the county stepped in, followed by the city. They offered dump trucks and work crews. The levee was finished Thursday. Saturday Vicksburg police started helping as well.
"Starting tonight we're going to have a kubota with an officer in it running this levee, all night long from dusk until day light to keep people off the levee," said Vicksburg Police Chief Deputy John Dolan.
Tammy Smith walked the levee with her children. She was told her house would be flooded by Saturday.
"The guys had really saved us from having to move. It's amazing," said Smith.
"There has been times in my life where people have been able to help me, it feels good. I get to help somebody else. Just a good feeling. It's rewarding," said Davidson.
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