Business owners in Natchez are starting to breathe a sigh of relief, after surviving the great flood of 2011. Historic Natchez Under The Hill is still intact.
The Hesco barriers used to ward off the floodwaters are now gone. No water got in the building.
At J. M. Jones Lumber, the mill was fired up for the first time in a month Thursday, and all but 2 of their 88 employees who were laid off returned to work.
Across the river in Vidalia, the Hesco bag removal will begin tomorrow. All their waterfront buildings were saved from the raging river.
The water continues to slowly drop, about 4-10ths of an foot a day. Its expected to be below flood stage next week.
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