Saturday, May 14, 2011

On the Rise

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On the Rise!
Louisiana has moved into high gear to meet the threat posed by the rising water levels of the Mississippi River.
This is a picture of current flooding in Tennessee  along the Mississippi River.

Here in Louisiana, we were told that the Morganza Spillway will be opening today and the  Bonne Carre Spillway on Monday.
What does this mean?
It means, 60 Thousand homes & 2,500 farms {estimated} will be destroyed when the spillways open BUT it will save 100's of thousands of homes & businesses in the larger cities, like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The spillways were built, just for this kind of emergence and have not been opened since 1972 {the year I was born} and I pray it works.
4 parishes have now declared a state of emergency to prepare for flooding, including:
  • Avoyelles
  • Catahoula
  • Concordia
  • E. Carroll
  • LaSalle
  • Madison
  • Pointe Coupee
  • St. Mary
  • Tensas
  • Terrebonne
  • St. Martin
  • W. Baton Rouge
  • St. James
  • W. Feliciana 

Many have called or emailed in concern for my Mom who lives in W. Feliciana parish. 
"Thank You!" 
 She is not in the flood zone. The lake she lives on is "man made" and isn't connected to the Mississippi River.  As my Grandfather would say, "If this house flooded, we had all better build an ark." She will not be affected but has many friends that will and have already. 
Please keep these people in your prays and if you would like to help Louisiana by donating money or volunteering?  
Please go to:

This is a picture of the Exxon Plant on  Scenic Hwy.
The second largest refinery in the United States. Occupying 2,100 acres, we process over 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily. More than 1,300 employees and almost 1,000 contractors work here.
What would this do to our already sky high gas prices if flood waters were to cause the plant to shut down? I can't imagine, only pray... 

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to disaster relief
Home in Point Coupee on Miss. River


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