Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flood will deal blow to struggling oystermen~Nikki Buskey

Projections show Morganza Floodway opening would threaten more than a dozen communities~Mark Schleifstein

Spillway flooding certain whether or not gates are opened

Obama OKs flood help
~President Barack Obama authorized emergency funding, equipment and other assistance Friday for 22 Louisiana parishes that could be affected by Mississippi River flooding before the end of the month.

N.O. well prepared for high water levels but other areas concerned ~WWL
~"It's a very, very, very high alert status," said John Barry who sits on the state board in charge of flood protection in the New Orleans area. Barry says because of the nearby spillways that divert water from the Mississippi and the solid construction of area levees and seawalls, the metro area is prepared for a flood fight. "This is the safest spot in the entire river because there are all those floodways that take water out of the river, both above the city and even Bohemia below the city. That limits the amount of water that goes by here."

~Hat Tweet @Work has begun on London Ave Historic Plaque! Today volunteers mounted the post in cement.

All Along the Spillway~Louisiana Rambles
~Bonnet Carre Spillway Public Access Information

New Orleans trumpeter Shamarr Allen expands musical boundaries

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