Louisiana readies to open spillway, flood cajun country

Posted: May 15, 2011 in conspiracy, flood, News, Weather
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Army engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open the gates of an emergency spillway along the rising Mississippi River, diverting floodwaters from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, yet inundating homes and farms in parts of Louisiana’s populated Cajun country.

About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm’s way when the Morganza spillway is unlocked for the first time in 38 years. Sheriffs and National Guardsmen were warning people in a door-to-door sweep through the area, and shelters were ready to accept up to 4,800 evacuees, Gov. Bobby Jindal said.’

Read more: Louisiana Readies to Open Spillway, Flood Cajun Country

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