Two pickup trucks are surrounded by flood water outside a garage in Memphis, Tenn., on May 8. Memphis residents were being told to flee their homes for higher ground as the mighty Mississippi River edged toward the city, threatening to bring more flooding to parts of an area already soaked.
Retired dairy farmers, they were no strangers to muck as they helped revive the marsh of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
Mule-drawn carriages make their way through the French Quarter.
Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill were first spotted entering New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday, and have disrupted the lake's rebounding fishing industry.
Oil skimmer testing in the Gulf of Mexico for the super tanker ship has been hampered by recent bad weather.
Lake Pontchartrain, which has until now been free of oil from the BP spill, is now home to tar balls and an oil sheen.
Tar balls and oil sheen from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have now made their way into Lake Pontchartrain, the northern boundary of New Orleans.
The season’s first tropical weather system is disrupting cleanup efforts and has raised the anxiety level along the Gulf Coast. Where's the emergency storm plan, some officials are asking?
Raining oil in Louisiana: A YouTube video claims that oil is falling from the sky in a New Orleans suburb. Here's why this is almost certainly not true.
With Obama in Louisiana Friday to assess the response to the BP oil spill, residents have strong views about what needs to happen next. But their ideas can conflict, and expectations are low.