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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.
Originally posted by Nekbet
reply to post by dwmjr1985
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
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.