Monday, May 16, 2011

Louisiana Under Water

This post is a follow-up on my earlier one Rising Waters Wreaking Havoc. What that post stated is that the Mississippi River was critically swollen and to save the levee's downstream they were planning on opening up a spillway and flooding a good portion of central Louisiana. The breaking point was finally reached Saturday when the United States Army Corps of Engineers opened up the Morganza Spillway. This spillway has since been gushing water  into a small river basin in Louisiana. This choice to flood that area will effect around 25,000 people and destroy up to 11,000 homes. This flood season has taken a toll all over the country as many places have also had to make tough decisions like this. To all the families who are going to lose their homes, we are sorry but we thank you. With the sacrifice you made all of you have made it safer for everyone who lives downriver of you. In my opinion, every single one of that 25,000 is a hero in their own right

22 comments:

  1. How can they carelessly make decisions like that

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  2. *read* "Louisiana Under Water"
    *think* O jeebus not again!

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  3. This is a great blog because I need current events for class, so thanks. :)also shouldn't people learn that it floods in certain parts and they can move? Just sayen. :P

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  4. I still can't understand why these people feel the need to live in low lying flood prone areas. If a wall of water is coming towards you every couple years maybe it's time to move?

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  5. its hard to just pick up your whole life and move. its unfortunate, but it is fact.

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  6. no its not the hardest part of moving is finding another job and selling your old house. if its already under water you dont exactly have to spend time trying to sell it just waiting on the insurance payout. and turn off this annoying recapture

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  7. Agreed. I live in Baton Rouge and if it flooded here it could be disastrous, so I definitely appreciate those people though I know they didn't have a choice.
    +followed

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  8. Louisiana has been through alot with water. Hopefully its over soon and things get better.

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  9. Weather hazards are my biggest reasons for NOT wanting to ever live in the South or spend time there during seasons like such. If I were there even now, my main goal would be to move out ASAP...

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  10. Every Single One of those 25,000+ are heroes. Fantastic. Subbed!

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  11. World is falling apart, its terrible.

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  12. lousiana cant get a break it seems

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  13. My prayers goes out to those who suffered.

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  14. wow...that sucks, i had no idea this was going on :(

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  15. Damn, I hope the people are safe. And that the government is taking care of them.

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  16. I hope the people are safe. :/

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  17. Darned rivers, always flooding

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  18. This is a great blog, following now !

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  19. lol did they "open" the spillway or did they "blow it up" like they did around here?

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