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<> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris

 
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Projections show Morganza Floodway opening would threaten more than a dozen communities

The likely, though not yet announced, opening of the Morganza Floodway to lower Mississippi River levels along Baton Rouge and New Orleans will produce widespread flooding that prompted the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday night to warn residents of Pointe Coupee, St Landry, St Martin, Iberia, Iberville, St Mary, and Terrebonne parishes to contact public officials about evacuation plans.

That announcement came in a news release accompanying a map showing estimates of inundation caused by a 50 percent opening of the Morganza Floodway that indicated that more than a dozen Louisiana communities will be threatened with floodwaters, including Houma, Plaquemine, St. Francisville, Morgan City, Berwick, Raceland and Mathews. The map is the result of computer modeling conducted during the past few days by the corps in support of its plans to open the spillway.

"As floodwaters progress through the Morganza Floodway to the Gulf of Mexico, the height of the water could reach between 5 and upwards of 25 feet above ground elevation, causing widespread flooding and inundation," says a news release accompanying the map.

"Public notice of operation (of the floodway) and required evacuation will be given through your state and local emergency officials and other governmental authorities, as well as media outlets," the news release said.
"Notification will be given in advance with adequate time for evacuation; however, expeditious action must be taken to protect life and property." If the spillway is not opened, according to the most recent forecast of the Natiional Weather Service, the water level in the Mississippi River at New Orleans would rise to 19.5 feet, only a half foot from the top of floodwalls that protect the city.
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All towns west of Atchafalaya River as far as 29 miles* have the risk of flooding.

Morgan City & Simmesport: Flood Risk - 99%
Lafayette: Flood Risk - 92%


Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Opelousas, Port Barre, Broussard, St. Martinville,
New Iberia, Jeanerette, Franklin, Patterson, Morrow, Cottonport: Flood Risk - 83%


*Yes, 29 miles! The amount of water displacement is enormous:
Almost 1.91 greater than Australian floods and 0.92 greater than the Japan Tsunami!



Also at risk of flooding some towns near the mouth of Red River by backwards flow:

Alexandria: Risk 92% (Backwards flow)
Effie: Risk 83% (Backwards flow)

Marksville & Lecompte: Risk 74% (Backwards flow)



Of course, no need to mention that all the towns near Mississippi River are also at high risk
of severe flooding and sudden underground water collapse (sink-holes) specially:

New Madrid at Missouri
Memphis at Tennessee
Baton Rouge & New Orleans at Louisiana

Links:
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]
[link to www.wunderground.com]
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I'm aware of the risk to Morgan City, but I live in Lafayette...where are you getting your info on Lafayette?
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In the aftermath of the huge floods that would cause the main flow of the river to jump to the Atchafalaya River, aside from the cost, anxiety, tragedy, and aggravation of dealing with massive amounts of water being in the wrong place, there would be lingering issues that would change the way of life on the lower Mississippi. Instead of 70% flow down the lower Mississippi and 30% flow down the Atchafalaya, the percentages would probably reverse. The Atchafalaya would be a rushing, raging river, even during the fall for a period of time until it scoured the channel and filled in the lower reaches so that the flow would diminish. Morgan City would have to be relocated, as would other communities and many businesses, possibly including the massive infrastructure of the offshore oil and gas industry. Fisheries would be altered measurably all across the delta. Oyster reefs would be immediately destroyed, and would take several years to reestablish and become productive (no erysters!). It would probably take two decades to adapt to the new environment around present day Morgan City. Additionally, pipelines, bridges, and the like that cross the Atchafalaya would be destroyed or rendered unsafe. The ruptured natural gas pipelines would place stress on fuel supplies for energy companies, but they would quickly change to more costly fuel sources and have little or no interruption of service. Imagine the traffic jams when and if bridges on I-10, U.S. 90, and U.S. 190 collapse (what about the railroads)? All trans-state traffic would have to be rerouted to I-20 via I-55 through Jackson, Mississippi, adding up to 615 miles to the trip (not to mention time delays from the traffic jams). The protective levees of the Atchafalaya Basin would have to be upgraded to handle the new pressure from spring flows. And, oh my gosh, think of the negative impact on the crawfish supply!
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I'm supposed to go on vacation at the end of this month and the only way out is the Basin bridge...I wondered what raging water might do to that looooooooooooong bridge. Anyway it would lap over the top? My husband says no way.
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Re: <> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris
All towns west of Atchafalaya River as far as 29 miles* have the risk of flooding.

Morgan City & Simmesport: Flood Risk - 99%
Lafayette: Flood Risk - 92%


Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Opelousas, Port Barre, Broussard, St. Martinville,
New Iberia, Jeanerette, Franklin, Patterson, Morrow, Cottonport: Flood Risk - 83%


*Yes, 29 miles! The amount of water displacement is enormous:
Almost 1.91 greater than Australian floods and 0.92 greater than the Japan Tsunami!



Also at risk of flooding some towns near the mouth of Red River by backwards flow:

Alexandria: Risk 92% (Backwards flow)
Effie: Risk 83% (Backwards flow)

Marksville & Lecompte: Risk 74% (Backwards flow)



Of course, no need to mention that all the towns near Mississippi River are also at high risk
of severe flooding and sudden underground water collapse (sink-holes) specially:

New Madrid at Missouri
Memphis at Tennessee
Baton Rouge & New Orleans at Louisiana

Links:
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]
[link to www.wunderground.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1366790


I'm aware of the risk to Morgan City, but I live in Lafayette...where are you getting your info on Lafayette?
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I'm not the OP so not sure of the source for the above information. I'm assuming the links provided. However, I did find this link that talks about the flood of 1927 and Lafayette was used to house over 20,000 flood victims from the surrounding areas.

Inundation of Southern Louisiana

The Atchafalaya River forks away from the Mississippi River at Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish. Though it and its tributaries were lined by levees, they were filled to overflowing, and part of the Mississippi River sought this shorter, straighter course to the sea. Smaller levees had begun to break in northern and central Louisiana in mid-May, but a disastrous break in the Atchafalaya River levee came on May 17 at Melville in St. Landry Parish. River water poured through the breach and began to rush to the south, soon joined by floodwaters caused by a break in a Bayou des Glaises levee to the north of St. Landry, in Avoyelles Parish.

The two floods met just north of Port Barre in St. Landry Parish on May 18. They combined to send an estimated 1.3 million cubic feet of water per second roaring to the south. The flood inundated Arnaudville at the St. Landry-St. Martin Parish line on May 19; Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish two days later; then New Iberia and Jeanerette in Iberia Parish; and Franklin and Morgan City in St. Mary Parish. By the end of May, sixty thousand refugees were either in southern Louisiana camps or receiving Red Cross aid elsewhere. Thousands of cattle drowned and farm crops were wiped out as southern Louisiana turned into a lake 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide. It was not until June that the floodwaters began to drain into the Gulf of Mexico

Once again, housing had to be found for tens of thousands of refugees who had no relatives to stay with. The Red Cross and local relief organizations set up tent cities and makeshift housing in Marksville, Mansura, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Crowley, New Iberia, and elsewhere. Some twenty thousand people were housed at Lafayette alone. Parishes set up “rehabilitation committees” to find food and shelter for the displaced families.

When the water finally subsided, the Red Cross provided seed, tools, and rations to farm families facing the daunting task of surviving the winter and starting a new crop in the spring. Some six hundred prefabricated cabins were sent to St. Martin Parish and more like them elsewhere to temporarily replace destroyed housing. At the end of August 1927, an anonymous Associated Press reporter touring the Teche region was able to write, “Little farmhouses, bearing brown watermarks at various heights according to the depth of the water reached, are once more occupied, and some of the farmers are plowing in preparation for new plantings. A few have crops already growing, and cane and corn are making a brave attempt to put forth fruit despite the late start given them.”

[link to www.knowla.org]
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That sucks
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All towns west of Atchafalaya River as far as 29 miles* have the risk of flooding.

Morgan City & Simmesport: Flood Risk - 99%
Lafayette: Flood Risk - 92%


Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Opelousas, Port Barre, Broussard, St. Martinville,
New Iberia, Jeanerette, Franklin, Patterson, Morrow, Cottonport: Flood Risk - 83%


*Yes, 29 miles! The amount of water displacement is enormous:
Almost 1.91 greater than Australian floods and 0.92 greater than the Japan Tsunami!



Also at risk of flooding some towns near the mouth of Red River by backwards flow:

Alexandria: Risk 92% (Backwards flow)
Effie: Risk 83% (Backwards flow)

Marksville & Lecompte: Risk 74% (Backwards flow)



Of course, no need to mention that all the towns near Mississippi River are also at high risk
of severe flooding and sudden underground water collapse (sink-holes) specially:

New Madrid at Missouri
Memphis at Tennessee
Baton Rouge & New Orleans at Louisiana

Links:
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]
[link to www.wunderground.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1366790


I'm aware of the risk to Morgan City, but I live in Lafayette...where are you getting your info on Lafayette?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1061351


I'm not the OP so not sure of the source for the above information. I'm assuming the links provided. However, I did find this link that talks about the flood of 1927 and Lafayette was used to house over 20,000 flood victims from the surrounding areas.

Inundation of Southern Louisiana

The Atchafalaya River forks away from the Mississippi River at Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish. Though it and its tributaries were lined by levees, they were filled to overflowing, and part of the Mississippi River sought this shorter, straighter course to the sea. Smaller levees had begun to break in northern and central Louisiana in mid-May, but a disastrous break in the Atchafalaya River levee came on May 17 at Melville in St. Landry Parish. River water poured through the breach and began to rush to the south, soon joined by floodwaters caused by a break in a Bayou des Glaises levee to the north of St. Landry, in Avoyelles Parish.

The two floods met just north of Port Barre in St. Landry Parish on May 18. They combined to send an estimated 1.3 million cubic feet of water per second roaring to the south. The flood inundated Arnaudville at the St. Landry-St. Martin Parish line on May 19; Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish two days later; then New Iberia and Jeanerette in Iberia Parish; and Franklin and Morgan City in St. Mary Parish. By the end of May, sixty thousand refugees were either in southern Louisiana camps or receiving Red Cross aid elsewhere. Thousands of cattle drowned and farm crops were wiped out as southern Louisiana turned into a lake 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide. It was not until June that the floodwaters began to drain into the Gulf of Mexico

Once again, housing had to be found for tens of thousands of refugees who had no relatives to stay with. The Red Cross and local relief organizations set up tent cities and makeshift housing in Marksville, Mansura, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Crowley, New Iberia, and elsewhere. Some twenty thousand people were housed at Lafayette alone. Parishes set up “rehabilitation committees” to find food and shelter for the displaced families.

When the water finally subsided, the Red Cross provided seed, tools, and rations to farm families facing the daunting task of surviving the winter and starting a new crop in the spring. Some six hundred prefabricated cabins were sent to St. Martin Parish and more like them elsewhere to temporarily replace destroyed housing. At the end of August 1927, an anonymous Associated Press reporter touring the Teche region was able to write, “Little farmhouses, bearing brown watermarks at various heights according to the depth of the water reached, are once more occupied, and some of the farmers are plowing in preparation for new plantings. A few have crops already growing, and cane and corn are making a brave attempt to put forth fruit despite the late start given them.”

[link to www.knowla.org]
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Thankyou, I hadn't heard of this. His links did not provide back up data, btw.
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VIDALIA — The opening of one spillway and the possible opening of a second south of the Miss-Lou will provide little relief for area residents battling the Mississippi River, levee board officials say.

Fifth District Levee Board President Reynold Minsky said Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway near New Orleans was meant to help slow down the flow of the water and help facilitate the possible addition of more water from the Ohio Valley.

But the Bonnet Carre opening, scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday, will have no effect on water passing the Miss-Lou.

While nothing is certain yet, Minsky said he does expect Jindal to request that the Morganza Spillway near Baton Rouge be opened to provide additional help with the flow of water.

“If they do open it, it will be toward the end of next week,” he said.

The opening of the Morganza Spillway could have some effect at Natchez and Vidalia — dropping the river level up to a foot, maybe — but Minsky said he wasn’t confident it would drop at all. The effect, if any, would be miniscule, he said.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Michael Ranatza said if the spillway is open, residents in the area around the Morganza Spillway will have to be evacuated.

“There are 6,000 structures and around 10,000 people that live in that area,” he said.

Minsky said whether Morganza is open or not, he believes the main line levees are strong enough to hold the water.

“We know they are strong and can handle the water,” he said. “I don’t see any reason to worry.”

[link to www.natchezdemocrat.com]
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It's POURING in MO/AR....AGAIN!

Heading to Memphis....hiding

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It's POURING in MO/AR....AGAIN!

Heading to Memphis....hiding

[link to radar.weather.gov]
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This ..
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The Worst Mississippi River Flood Ever?

Please pray for those living along the Mississippi River. They are going to need it. The tornadoes that just ripped through the southeast U.S. are being called one of the worst natural disasters in American history, and now the flooding along the Mississippi River may top the damage done by those tornadoes. In fact, some are now projecting that this will be the worst Mississippi River flood ever recorded since the United States became a nation. You don't believe that? Well, Bob Anderson, an Army Corps of Engineers spokesman based in Vicksburg, Mississippi says that there has "never been a flood of this magnitude on the upper Mississippi".

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All towns west of Atchafalaya River as far as 29 miles* have the risk of flooding.

Morgan City & Simmesport: Flood Risk - 99%
Lafayette: Flood Risk - 92%


Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Opelousas, Port Barre, Broussard, St. Martinville,
New Iberia, Jeanerette, Franklin, Patterson, Morrow, Cottonport: Flood Risk - 83%


*Yes, 29 miles! The amount of water displacement is enormous:
Almost 1.91 greater than Australian floods and 0.92 greater than the Japan Tsunami!



Also at risk of flooding some towns near the mouth of Red River by backwards flow:

Alexandria: Risk 92% (Backwards flow)
Effie: Risk 83% (Backwards flow)

Marksville & Lecompte: Risk 74% (Backwards flow)



Of course, no need to mention that all the towns near Mississippi River are also at high risk
of severe flooding and sudden underground water collapse (sink-holes) specially:

New Madrid at Missouri
Memphis at Tennessee
Baton Rouge & New Orleans at Louisiana

Links:
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to upload.wikimedia.org]
[link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]
[link to www.wunderground.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1366790


I'm aware of the risk to Morgan City, but I live in Lafayette...where are you getting your info on Lafayette?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1061351


I'm not the OP so not sure of the source for the above information. I'm assuming the links provided. However, I did find this link that talks about the flood of 1927 and Lafayette was used to house over 20,000 flood victims from the surrounding areas.

Inundation of Southern Louisiana

The Atchafalaya River forks away from the Mississippi River at Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish. Though it and its tributaries were lined by levees, they were filled to overflowing, and part of the Mississippi River sought this shorter, straighter course to the sea. Smaller levees had begun to break in northern and central Louisiana in mid-May, but a disastrous break in the Atchafalaya River levee came on May 17 at Melville in St. Landry Parish. River water poured through the breach and began to rush to the south, soon joined by floodwaters caused by a break in a Bayou des Glaises levee to the north of St. Landry, in Avoyelles Parish.

The two floods met just north of Port Barre in St. Landry Parish on May 18. They combined to send an estimated 1.3 million cubic feet of water per second roaring to the south. The flood inundated Arnaudville at the St. Landry-St. Martin Parish line on May 19; Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish two days later; then New Iberia and Jeanerette in Iberia Parish; and Franklin and Morgan City in St. Mary Parish. By the end of May, sixty thousand refugees were either in southern Louisiana camps or receiving Red Cross aid elsewhere. Thousands of cattle drowned and farm crops were wiped out as southern Louisiana turned into a lake 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide. It was not until June that the floodwaters began to drain into the Gulf of Mexico

Once again, housing had to be found for tens of thousands of refugees who had no relatives to stay with. The Red Cross and local relief organizations set up tent cities and makeshift housing in Marksville, Mansura, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Crowley, New Iberia, and elsewhere. Some twenty thousand people were housed at Lafayette alone. Parishes set up “rehabilitation committees” to find food and shelter for the displaced families.

When the water finally subsided, the Red Cross provided seed, tools, and rations to farm families facing the daunting task of surviving the winter and starting a new crop in the spring. Some six hundred prefabricated cabins were sent to St. Martin Parish and more like them elsewhere to temporarily replace destroyed housing. At the end of August 1927, an anonymous Associated Press reporter touring the Teche region was able to write, “Little farmhouses, bearing brown watermarks at various heights according to the depth of the water reached, are once more occupied, and some of the farmers are plowing in preparation for new plantings. A few have crops already growing, and cane and corn are making a brave attempt to put forth fruit despite the late start given them.”

[link to www.knowla.org]
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Thankyou, I hadn't heard of this. His links did not provide back up data, btw.
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I think his flood projections in the OP are referring to the possibility of the Old River Control Structure failing and the Mississippi River changing its course. A lot of people are concerned about this and the results would be devastating. Someone posted a worst case scenario of this event written by researchers at LSU in this thread.
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It's POURING in MO/AR....AGAIN!

Heading to Memphis....hiding

[link to radar.weather.gov]
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This ..
 Quoting: cygnid 1180544


Looks like mother nature just 'hocked a loogie' at Memphis?

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earthqauke west of there, arkansas.
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MSM avoiding this like the f'in plague. All OBL, all the time. Bastiges.
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Heehee that's funny! I say "fargin bastiges" all the time I loved that stupid movie. Johnny Dangerously. Very few peeps know that movie.
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It's POURING in MO/AR....AGAIN!

Heading to Memphis....hiding

[link to radar.weather.gov]
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Why does the radar at about Texarkana look like a circle?
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It's POURING in MO/AR....AGAIN!

Heading to Memphis....hiding

[link to radar.weather.gov]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1319362


Why does the radar at about Texarkana look like a circle?
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ALOT of Gulf moisture streaming north to feed this storm cell....totally saturates the local doppler radar, the circle shape is formed at the edge of its range.
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Great blog with lots of useful links and info:


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Better Link to the blog:

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They are saying that the crest will over top the Morganza Spillway by two feet. Open or not, the Mississippi is going down that spillway.
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No "destruct", the word is destroy, dear.
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No "destruct", the word is destroy, dear.
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heres some info on bonnet carre spillway
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Incredible how this Thread is not pinned yet!
This event is about to occur and mods are in sleeping mode.
BUMP AND PIN
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No "destruct", the word is destroy, dear.
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Is not an error. OP intentionally wrote "destruct" which means:

"an object designed to be capable of destroying itself or the object, system, or installation containing it"

Corps of Engineers designed the Atchafalaya levees to be "destruct" instead of destroyed.
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PIN THIS, PLEASE
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Maybe this is what fema was afraid of! My god it makes perfect sence. (if this panned out to be a worse than expected/worst case scenario) i need to look into that worst case scenario...




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Re: <> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris
Why do councils and governments allow people to build on flood plains and fault lines?

We had this conversation after the brisbane floods, the last bad ones were in 1974 .. only some 35 yrs ago.. what ever possessed the council to allow the building of important infrastructure and homes in areas that they KNEW were flooded on a regular cycle.. its the same in the usa.. why when everyone knows these places are dangerous do people still build there and live there?

And if they choose to live there then why do they get all bent out of shape when the very thing the area is known for (ie in this instance flood) do people then cry and get upset like they didnt know it was going to happen..

I dont understand people.. and dont get me wrong they are the same the world over..

When you build on a fault line or live in a cyclone zone or call a flood plain your home... then why the hell are you surprised or upset when a cyclone destroys your home or an earth quake reduces it to rubble or a flood washes it away.. surely to god you knew what you were in for when you moved there??? Im not a calous person.. but at some point in this worlds evolution people have to start taking responsibility for themselves and the situations they put themselves in..

You might not be able to control everything.. but you can control where you choose to live..
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Re: <> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris
They are saying that the crest will over top the Morganza Spillway by two feet. Open or not, the Mississippi is going down that spillway.
 Quoting: rivertard 700306


do you have a link for the 2 feet over info

I know Baton Rouge has levee's 47 feet and the crest at 47.5
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Re: <> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris
Couple of things........

This morning Bonnet Carre spillway gets opened.

Morganza spillway Thursday....which they have never opened before btw. I have a BAD feeling about this one.


My brother told me they are also blowing a couple of levees around Morganza either just prior or after the opening of the spillway. Any truth to this??
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Re: <> BREAKING NEWS <> Mississippi River overflow about to destruct all the levees on Atchafalaya River barrier <> List of towns at ris
Also consider this...back in 1927 during the "great flood", the levee systems that are in place now weren't back then. The river overflowed in the northern states and spread the water out over many miles. Since then.......they have built up the levees for protection. However! The Mississippi is now channeled, with little over flowing compared to the 1927 flood. This river is like a raging rocket squeezed in and shooting itself towards the Gulf.

A bullet dead set on a path of destruction.
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