Water in Acadia Parish is starting to rapidly rise causing backwater flooding. In the town of Evangeline on LA-100, dozens of residents are packing up looking for higher ground.
"We really didn't expect it to come in this fast," said Brandi Clay.
In a matter of hours this... more »
VICKSBURG, Miss.,- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 26-30, 2012. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The... more »
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River Commission's annual high-water inspection of Mississippi River levees will take place this week. The Army Corps of Engineers also will hear local residents' concerns in a series of meetings on the motor vessel Mississippi. They'll be Monday at River Park in Tiptonville, Tenn.,... more »
SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) - Tickfaw State Park near Springfield has been closed due to high water. State officials say the Tickfaw River is rising and that the park will be closed until Monday, when the waters are expected to subside. The river is expected to crest at 14 feet Wednesday... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for... more »
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
St. Mary Parish Sheriff David A. Naquin, in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Council, announced that inmates have started sandbagging operations in anticipation of high water threats this spring. Sheriff Naquin advised "we just wanted to get a head start before actually needing sandbags". In addition, we have been... more »
Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City.
She's lived there on and off for 20 years.
The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall.
"I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) Continued heavy rains through the fall and winter canceled the annual draining of Cheniere Lake to create better spawning areas for fish and to control salvinia, an invasive weed. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Ouachita Parish Police jury usually make the drawdown after Labor Day... more »