The Following Message is Being Transmitted at the Request Of
The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Avoyelles, Point Coupee, St Landry, St Martin, Iberville, Iberia, Assumption, St Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche
Due to the High Water in the Mississippi River, the United States
Army Corps of Engineers has Begun Opening the Morganza Spillway.
The Spillway will be Opened in Stages, with Water Levels
Gradually Rising in the Basin. Based on Information from the
Corps, the water will take approximately three days to travel from the Opening of the Spillway to the Morgan City Area. Flooding will Occur in the Spillway and Low Lying Areas in and around The Atchafalaya River Basin in South Central Louisiana.