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Originally posted by Stormgodess
reply to post by EvolEric
Yes Eric that was me...
And at this point, I cant help but be honest and say... This whole situation smells!!!
I honestly am to the point of believing this incident was intentional! NOBODY COULD ACTUALLY BE THAT IGNORANT!!!
Think back to the post I made about the power struggle between Gov. Jindal and the Corps. The Corps has been stalling badly concerning the opening of the Morganza. To the point Jindal threatened to open it with, or without their permission.
And here today, on the day of the opening...After a week of stalling, and after the Levees surrounding Baton Rouge are nice and soggy....25 BARGES accidentally get away????
They couldn't do it in New Orleans a second time, not with the whole BARGE LEVEE incident during Katrina! I guess they figured at leas ONE out of 25, would get the job done!
Originally posted by kdog1982
In case nobody has posted this yet,it ain't over
Hazards outlook for May 20-31.
Above average outlook for precipitation
www.weather.gov...edit on 17-5-2011 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)
After a false alarm this past Saturday, authorities in St. Martin Parish felt the time was right to begin enforcing a mandatory evacuation for Butte LaRose which started at noon today. Sheriff Ronald J. Theriot says residents have fully cooperated, adding the flood waters from the Morganza Spillway are just now arriving in the area and much slower than anticipated.
''It will take a week or so before the back water hits the streets and floods the streets,'' he explained.
A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER for Butte LaRose in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, takes effect at noon today. Parish offiicals indicate they will strictly enforce the order as it takes effect this afternoon. Water is encroaching on buildings in the community as a result of opening of the Morganza Spillway last week.
St. Landry Parish in Louisiana has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for residents living South of Hwy. 190, the Three Mile Lake area and North Wilderness Road area. This area will remain under voluntary evacuation until further notice.
Water is not going to be as high as expected in some areas along the Morganza Floodway in Louisiana, thanks to the fact that the area had not received much rain prior to the opening of the spillway gates.
The situation, however, is still extremely dangerous and an amount of water greater than the flow of Niagra Falls is pouring over the Morganza Spillway each day. The waterway will crest above flood stage at Morgan City on the 29th, but it is hoped that the flood walls there will hold. Other communities are not so well protected and flooding will continue throughout the week all along the floodway.
As water recedes, residents from Tennessee to Louisiana face the task of gutting houses soaked in polluted water. Farmers will have to scrub their fields of sandy sludge before trying to use what’s left of the growing season. Shipping is likely to be restricted for weeks because of pressure on levees, and a close watch will be kept well into the summer on strained levees, bridges and other structures.
Many houses have been flooded to the attics for weeks, and officials say some will have to be gutted or torn down. Government inspections must take place before many homeowners can return, a process that could take a week.
Howard Scott, a 47-year-old contractor from Tunica County, has said officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency told him he needed to apply — and be turned down — for a Small Business Administration loan before he can get FEMA aid. “They’re telling us to apply for loans they know we won’t get,” Scott said.
Also swept away in the floods were farmers’ irrigation systems and inches of topsoil. Left in their place are sand deposits and debris that must be cleared before farmers can begin the urgent work of salvaging the season. Earlier this week, farmers in Tennessee sought advice from state and federal agriculture officials on how late crops could be planted.
In Louisiana alone, agriculture officials estimate that over 282,000 acres cropland could be flooded, causing $211.5 million dollars in losses.
Originally posted by coolottie
reply to post by EvolEric
Oh, I wanted to post this map, the moisture all over the Midwest and Eastern part of the US is unreal. If it all came down at once over Half the country would be underwater.
This is also a great map to keep in favorites. It is live feed and Big.