Butte LaRose residents must evacuate tomorrow

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Posted: May 23, 2011 6:05 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: May 23, 2011 6:05 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BUTTE LaROSE - Butte LaRose residents must be out of their homes or camps by tomorrow at noon.

St. Martin Parish leaders postponed the mandatory evacuation because the water is rising slower than expected. The evacuation was originally scheduled for Saturday.

John and Janell Mitchell own a camp in Butte LaRose. They've watched the water rise several feet in the past week.

"We moved out completely. Everything is going, the electricity is off, everything is disconnected," Janell said. The only thing the Mitchell's left behind was a sign in their front yard reading "Stay strong, believe."

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