(St. Martinville, La.) St. Martin Parish Officials will be ordering a mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975.
Yesterday the water level was was almost at 21 feet.
The news gets worse! The river has not crested yet and residents are expecting another six feet by next week.
This puts them at risk for a major flood.
Small towns a little further south have been given a little extra time to prepare as the water heads towards them.
The Army Corps of Engineers said the surge from the spillway is moving much slower than expected.