Isle of Capri Casinos / Caesar's Entertainment
The Mississippi River floods in April and May 2011 were among the largest and most damaging recorded along the U.S. waterway. In April 2011, two major storm systems deposited record levels of rainfall on the Mississippi River watershed. When that additional water combined with the springtime snowmelt, the river and many of its tributaries began to swell to record levels by the beginning of May. The U.S. Federal Government declared 14 Mississippi counties federal disaster areas. In Tunica County, casinos located on stationary river barges were closed most of May. The hotel portion of the casinos located on adjacent, low-lying land began to flood some up to 6 feet. Roy Anderson Corp handled the flood abatement.