Saturday, May 14, 2011

Louisiana Braces for Floodwater Damage

At least three million acres in southern Louisiana could possibly go underwater as the swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has advised residents in the southeastern part of the state to evacuate their homes, urging, "Don't wait for the official notification," CNN reported on Thursday.

Many people in Southeast Louisiana are now salvaging some of their belongings and leaving since the Mississippi River Commission is mulling over opening the 125 gates of the Morganza Spillway on Saturday.'


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