BELELCHASSE, La. (AP) - Officials in Plaquemines Parish are asking drivers to keep vehicles off levees. The Sheriff's Office says it is concerned about the impact ATVs, golf carts and other private vehicles may be having on levees in the parish. Deputies will issue citations to violators, officials say.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S. Army... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Police Jury has authorized taking bids on one of what should be many projects to improve levees on the Red River. The Town Talk reports Bayou Bouef Diversion Canal Improvements is an approximately $700,000 project designed to remove silt from the canal and... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the Mississippi River rising as it does every spring, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun monitoring the levees along the river. The corps says it has begun patrolling levees up and down the river between Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi because... more »
Businesses in the Atchafalaya Basin are preparing to pack up, head out and suffer significant revenue losses due to flooding. Residents in Henderson should be protected by the levees, but with Henderson Lake waters expected to rise to 29 feet businesses on the other side of the levees will suffer... more »
Levees will likely keep most of the rising Mississippi waters at bay. But some smaller towns in south Louisiana don't have those protections and are most at risk.
Water levels are expected to rise nearly 9 and a half feet in the atchafalaya basin in the coming week, the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State and local agencies that inspect and certify levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wouldn't be legally liable for any damage caused by faulty design or construction, under a bill approved Tuesday by a House committee. The measure (House Bill 491) by... more »