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Mississippi River levels still rising

Officials say the Mississippi River levels could rise further after reaching near-record levels at just under 48ft (14.6m) in the southern US city of Memphis.

The city is coping with flood levels not seen since the 1930s, which have forced people from some 1,300 homes.

Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, Bob Nations Jnr, said that the Mississippi River's levels are still rising and could reach 48ft.

He added that Graceland, the famous home of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, was safe.

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