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Don't Be Distracted : The Real Problem = Historic Mississippi Flood/Intentional Levee Breach

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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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The Bonnet Carre' Spillway was carved out of the towns of MONTZ, LOUISIANA and SELLARS, LOUISIANA in 1928 and completed in 1931.
edit on 6-5-2011 by dwmjr1985 because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Thank you!

Most of these small towns near these spillways do not have any type of protection



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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I have not read much about the NWO as I have only recently joined ATS but I have an open mind and will have a look at what is being said and will answer that question when I am more informed.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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I'm just saying its a possibility. My mind is also not yet made up as to whether or not the NWO actually exists or not. But I too have an open mind..



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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I have a feeling many of the people living in those small towns have flood insurance either.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Apparently, the last time the floodgates where used in Morganza in 1973. Hope everything works out for these people.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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That would be most correct - and if it was offered... In these times it would not be afforded

I am currently thankful for once for the social media of Facebook - in a way its like circling the wagons to see where people need to go and who has room ... I just hope that they understand this is no different than a hurricane warning... they DO need to evacuate!
Thankful to the OP as well and to ATS - I came home from work and looked to here for the most current news on the situation


EDIT: For those into numberology .. This was post reply # 666 EEEK!!!!!!!!!
edit on 6-5-2011 by Nekbet because: I just had to say it cause I saw it



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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Just trying to keep the news updated


Morganza Spillway flooding certain, officials say
www.thetowntalk.com...|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers will meet or exceed records, Corps leader predicts

LAFAYETTE -- Expect another 1973 flood, Col. Ed Fleming, commander of the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said in a news conference this morning in Lafayette.

Whether the Morganza Spillway structure is opened or not, water levels on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers will reach record levels, matching or exceeding the 1973 flood, Fleming said.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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I have family down near that part of the world, and you would be surprised as to how many people still don't have internet or tv... Hope word gets out to everyone.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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3 Vidalia businesses halt operations because of flood threat

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“They are temporarily shutting down operations as of today. LWC estimates this will affect approximately 150 employees from all three businesses. The local LWC office is working to guide employees, in the event that claims need to be filed for lost wages,” the release said.

Also, four Cenla parishes are among 22 parishes in Louisiana that are part of a federal flood declaration allowing for federal assistance. They are Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia and LaSalle.

FEMA said President Barack Obama declared a flood disaster in 22 Louisiana parishes, authorizing FEMA to coordinate disaster relief and making federal money and aid available.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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I need to read up on the 1973 flood - I was never a good girl in history class
research will help me understand and show others what we may be dealing with



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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FEMA said President Barack Obama declared a flood disaster in 22 Louisiana parishes, authorizing FEMA to coordinate disaster relief and making federal money and aid available.


22 huh? Interesting. Wonder how he decided on 22. That's a nice occultic number.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Think of it this way though. The levee system was a lot younger in 73 than it is now, hopefully still works good.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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yup yup.... Im trying to understand this too



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by Nekbet
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I need to read up on the 1973 flood - I was never a good girl in history class
research will help me understand and show others what we may be dealing with


In a thread further up, I will try to find it. A document had been posted recounting the events during 1973 when the Morganza spillway was opened, the only time in history. It stated that it was not opened to alleviate high water levels, but because the current was so swift that sediment was scouring the structures along the river.

So basically the 1973 Flood was not caused by the Mississippi River Flooding, but because they opened the Morganza spillway, causing the flood.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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"The governor issued warnings Thursday that people whose homes and land are in the Morganza Spillway north and west of Baton Rouge or the Bonnet Carre Spillway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans should make preparations to evacuate if floodgates are opened."

This is Friday - right!?!?!?



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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So opening the morganza spillway due to the mississippi and not due to the issue in 1973 ... Is this worst, better .. or the same?? Honest question



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Here is the link to the document...
www.theadvertiser.com...


The Morganza Spillway was opened only once, in 1973, and that had less to do with high water than to relieve pressure on the Old River Control Structure upstream, where scouring by rapidly-moving water threatened to undermine that structure, Jindal said. This would be the first time the Morganza structure would be used because of high water levels.


So basically there is no Precedent for opening this thing because of flooding. There is no telling how far that water is going to go



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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I believe it will be MUCH worse.

The flooding experienced in the the 1973 Flood was strickly due to the Morganza being opened.

Now, imagine that same situation, with the Historically Swollen Mississippi behind it.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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And unfortunately .... Everyone is planning their famous "crawfish boils" to really pay too much attention
Thank you for helping me understand the past flood
I just dont understand how so many can just dismiss these warnings... just like Katrina and Rita .. people did not pay attention .. or the severity of the situation was downplayed



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