Devastating flooding along the Mississippi River have left large swaths the delta states in drenched ruined. General DeWitt Spain Airport, right outside Memphis, is clearly in rough shape – as seen by this barely visible aeroplane tip.
Here’s what the airport looks when not stricken by natural disaster. It’s closed at the moment (to say the least), and the damage to the facility is likely irreparable. But airports are the least of it. Homes, schools, infrastructure – the structures of human lives have all been ruined.