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Mississippi River Rising Quickly

The mighty Mississippi River continues to rise to record levels as it surges south through parts of Mississippi. Experts said the river is moving at 1.8 million cubic feet per second through the delta.

Morgan City Prepares For Flooding

Officials said opening the Morganza Spillway will help stabilize river levels but at the same time the controlled flood could be disastrous to about 2,500 people. Morgan City could see up to twenty feet of water.

St. Martin Parish Preps For Flooding

In nearby Stephenville there is no barrier to keep the floodwaters out. So people and prisoners are spending their days filling sandbags in efforts to keep homes and property from getting washed out.

American Red Cross Needs Volunteers

The Red Cross is planning to open shelters in areas where evacuations are ordered. Volunteers spent  yesterday calling former volunteers for help.

Chaos On LSU's Campus Yesterday

In protest to Isaac Eslava's harsh punishment, Grad student, Benjamin Haas, thought about burning an American flag on the parade grounds.

Flood Plans to Stop Flooding Will Create Flooding

If the state gets the final okay to open up the Morganza Spillway, the Mississippi River will be diverted into the Atchafalaya. That means the potential for water to rush into places that are dry right now.

Communities Are Concerned About Flooding

Farmers are not the only people worried. There are entire communities concerned.

More Bad Luck For Louisiana Oystermen

Still trying to recover from the BP Oil Spill, the oyster business continues to struggle. The Mississippi River brings fresh water overflow into the estuaries where the oyster beds are located.

Important Messages Will Be Sent to Cell Phones

A warning about national security or severe weather is just a text message away. A National Emergency Notification System was unveiled yesterday.

Decision Made to Open Morganza Spillway

UPDATED -- The Morganza Spillway will open as soon as Saturday. The decision was made hours after the Army Corps of Engineers partially opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway just north of New Orleans.