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National Guard Helps Local Communities With Flooding

Eleven thousand National Guard troops are helping here in Louisiana in order to save communities in the path of the flood. For the first time yesterday, models show their hard work is paying off.

Spillway Opening Keeps Production Going At Nuclear Plants

Opening the Morganza Spillway will keep energy production going according to officials. Two of Louisiana's nuclear plants sit along the Mississippi River.

Part of St. Francisville Flooded; Main Part of St. Francisville Is Not Flooded

In St. Francisville, major flooding has already taken place. The low-lying area near the ferry landing is under water and so are a lot of homes.

High Dollar Facility Completed

Despite the flooding issues Friday, the Sunbelt Conference Tournament was going on at Lamson Park. There was an extra day to watch the Ragin Cajun ladies and elite softball action in the new $2 million dollar facility.

John White To Be Interim State Superintendent of Education

The search is on for a new Louisiana Superintendent of Education. The Coalition For Louisiana Public Education is asking Governor Jindal to let them have a say on who that person is.

Atchafalya Flood Crest Heights and Dates

New Forecast river stages for the Atchafalaya River

Louisiana Prepares For Fight On Two Major Waterways

"I keep saying huge and immense and its hard to describe how much water is in the system... its the most that's ever been in the system." Said Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Krotz Springs Gets Another Temporary Levee

The town sits right next to the Atchafalaya River. Without the levee, over two hundred homes would be unprotected against flooding backwaters once the Morganza Spillway is opened.

Flood Insurance Still An Option For Homeowners

UPDATED -- Insurance commissioner, Jim Donelon said there are exceptions to the 30 day rule for coverage.

Some Prepare For Shutdown On River

The U.S. Coast Guard said that is not an option right now but tow boat captains said they have heard the lower Mississippi could close as early as Sunday.