Cajuns are flooded
It’s flooded normally. It’s swampland. Homes are on stilts and most people have enough sense to know what to do when the water rises. They go upstairs.
“Breaking News Alert: La. opens emergency spillway, flooding parts of Cajun country
May 14, 2011 4:06:29 PM
In an effort to divert flood waters from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Army engineers opened the gates of an emergency spillway along the rising Mississippi River.
Opening the spillway will release a torrent that could submerge about 3,000 square miles under as much as 25 feet of water in some areas but take the pressure off the downstream levees.
About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm’s way when the Morganza spillway is unlocked for the first time in 38 years.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States