In six Mississippi Delta counties, more than 500,000 acres of land are flooded, including 200,000 acres of farmland. In Issaquena County, homes, churches, vehicles and farm equipment can be seen nearly submerged in flood water. This photo gallery shows the severity of the flooding in the county.

Eric J. Shelton is a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018.