Well, it looks like the folks from Butte Larose lucked out this time. The news says they are returning home after having evacuated a couple weeks ago ahead of the spillway flooding that was headed their way.
While the residents of the Atchafalaya Basin and Morganza Floodway breathe a collective sigh of relief, I do so with them. The Army Corps of Engineers had previously put for the worst case scenarios, and not it appears that the flooding will not be as bad nor as widespread as first anticipated.
My very special son (because all my kids are special) has been counting the days since the ad came out in the paper saying that two of the popular History Channel series, Swamp People, would be signing autographs at a local motorcycle shop in nearby Houma. Saturday was the big day, and when we got…
Failure. I am a complete failure as an owner of laying hens.
I am a great fan of Led Zeppelin and mentioning one of their lesser-known tunes here would be appropriate. “When the Levee Breaks” is the song, and of course, that is what we are hoping does not happen anywhere along the course of the Mississippi River as the crest flows southward.
Here it is folks. Video of the opening of the Morganza Spillway earlier this afternoon. Video compliments of WAFB TV.