8/11/11} Vicksburg} -- Vicksburg, MS, U.S.A. -- Mark Bridges,56, thrift store owner, pulls his dog "baby girl" back into the boat after the dog jumped in thinking hshe was being left at the house when Mark was turning the boat around. Mark and his girlfriend of 12 years Patricia Clark, a HomeDepot garden employee, cruise down Chicksaw Rd in a bass boat in North Kings Community in Vicksburg Mississippi Wed. May 5th 2011. This is the firs time for Patricia to try and remove things from her trailer, that is built on 9ft stilts AND THE WATER IS CURRENTLY AT 15 ft. and rising and is less than 12 inches from being flooded. Mark and Patricia have lived their all their lives and will return when the Mississippi River recedes,. ark has been helping his neighbors get their belongings to safety. Vicksburg a riverfront town steeped in war and sacrifice, gets set to battle an age-old companion: the Mississippi River. The city that fell to Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army after a painful siege in 1863 is marshalling a modern flood-control arsenal to keep the swollen Mississippi from overwhelming its defenses. PHOTO©SUZIALTMAN.COM.Photo by Suzi Altman, Freelance.