Recent heavy rains have sparked flooding concerns from Shreveport to Alexandria along the Red River. These same rains have officials in Baton Rouge and New Orleans keeping a close eye on the Mississippi River as well.
As residents along the Mississippi River continued to cope with flooding on Thursday, the river, already at record levels, was set to crest in Vicksburg, Miss. on Thursday morning.
The river was at 57.2 feet in Vicksburg on Wednesday morning, a level well above the previous record of 56.2 feet set on May 4, 1927, according to the National Weather Service. The river was expected to reach 57.5 feet
The word from the Louisiana Corps of Engineers to the citizens of the Butte Larose area was to move as though you are not coming back. The water is rising in South Louisiana as families pack their cars, trucks, boats and moving vans (if they were fortunate enough to find one) full of whatever belongings they can carry. Will they have a home to return to? Or will everything they have built and know