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  • Morganza Spillway Officially Closed

    July 8, 2011 7:35 PM

    Outdoors-men are taking advantage of the Morganza Spillway being closed again. At the most, seventeen bays were open for the first time since 1973 to prepare for flood waters from the Mississippi River. Nathan Fulmer fishes in the Morganza Spillway every summer. "If we wanted to shoot everything, we... more »
  • Water finds its way into Morgan City homes

    May 25, 2011 11:28 PM

    Leo Vining, like many in Morgan City has his own boat for fishing. But today, it's his way of getting to work. "I'd have never thought," Vining said. "The same road I've used for years and years ever since I got a drivers license, now I'm driving a boat... more »
  • Evacuation turns Butte La Rose into Ghost Town

    May 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    Ever take the time to actually listen to the clock tick? Many Butte La Rose residents were doing just that as time ran out for those still in the town at noon on Tuesday. Now, those clocks are stopped; packed up. Time stands still in Butte La Rose. It's... more »
  • Goat evacuates, grazes above flood water

    May 23, 2011 11:33 PM

    Residents in Butte La Rose now have less than 24-hours to get out. The water is now standing just above 22-feet and when the mandatory evacuations kick-in at noon on Tuesday, it can really drive a community apart- evacuees moving to areas all over Acadiana. But sometimes, it can pull... more »
  • Morgan City Residents React to Flood

    May 16, 2011 6:31 PM

    People were looking at the rising waters in the Atchafalaya on top of the seawall on Front Street , each worried about what the flood could do. "I'm kind of worried about the places around here. I don't want them to get ruined," said Patrick Lemoine. "There's going... more »
  • Wildlife forced into dry neighborhoods

    May 13, 2011 11:17 PM

    As the water rises, wildlife heads for higher ground as well. However, some animals may be in need of rescue. "We found two nests to be absolutely in danger of the water." Donna Gee says, "the water was lapping at the base of the nest." Gee works with Wildlife in... more »
  • Couple Leaving Krotz Springs

    May 13, 2011 6:43 PM

    "In case the water gets too high, I don't want to wait until the last minute and find out I can't get out," said Dale Ellis. Dale and Kathy Ellis live just feet away from 3-mile lake in Krotz Springs worried about flood damage, they're packing up everything and... more »

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