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Flooding Preparation Continues According To Senator

 

State Senator Freddie Mills of St. Martin parish says his parish continues to ready itself as flood waters from the opening of the Morganza spillway will likely mean that lower lying areas of the parish could experience flooding.  Mills says he wants citizens to remain informed.

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Inundation Map For Flood Waters
Inundation Map For Flood Waters
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Bonnet Carre SpillWay Opened….Morganza Expected This Week

The waters of the Mississippi River continue to rise and the Army Corps of Engineers began the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway this morning as a way to alleviate ever rising waters.

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Flooding Of The Mississippi
Flooding Of The Mississippi
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Mississippi Flooding Preparations For Louisiana

The flooding on the Mississippi River will mean problems for Louisiana, but just how many issues remains to be seen.  Governor Bobby Jindal has asked for National Guard support, sandbagging is going on feverishly and the Army Corps Of Engineers is monitoring everything.

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New Orleans Levee
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Corps: 2011 Goal For New Orleans Will Be Met

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it will meet a deadline it gave itself after Hurricane Katrina to greatly improve the New Orleans area's hurricane protection system by the start of the 2011 hurricane season.

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Jeff Landry
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Landry Renews Call On Corps To Remove Barge

 

NEW IBERIA, LA – Two weeks after he received a commitment from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Chief Engineer, Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp, to look into removing a sunken barge in the Charenton Canal – Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, LA-03) renewed his call on the Corps to remove the barge. 

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New Orleans
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Corps: Floodgate Project More Than Half Done

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says a massive floodgate and pump being built on the western side of the New Orleans metropolitan area is more than half done.

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Superdome
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Corps To Strengthen New Orleans Floodwalls

The corps wants to make the floodwalls stronger by driving new sheetpile and adding embankment at the crown of the levees along the canals. The work will be done on the 17th Street and London Avenue canals and the corps says the work will make the floodwalls more stable and cut down on the risk of seepage under the walls

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