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Krotz Springs braces for water

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Posted: May 15, 2011 6:27 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: May 15, 2011 6:27 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Krotz Springs, River, Water, Flood, Morganza, Evacuation, National Guard

KROTZ SPRINGS- It's a race against the water as the National Guard works around-the-clock to secure a temporary levee system they hope can save more than 200 homes from impending flood waters.

"This is our main effort in this area to save the homes and residences here in Krotz Springs," said Maj. Bobby Lee Jr., with the Louisiana National Guard.

As the Guard continues their efforts, residents nearby are clearing out and not taking any chances.

"It's been very busy, the corps has been coming back and forth loading sand bags, a lot of big trucks a lot of people pulling trailers trying to save their belongings so it's been kind of hectic today, but we've been here early and we've got it all covered so we're ready to go," said Desiree Lemoine, who was leaving with a trailer packed to the brim.

Still, not everyone is heeding the warning. Angel and Wayne Guillory decided early they'd ride out the flood in their own home, putting their fate in the hands of the Guard.

"We're gonna stay because this is home, and I've seen the work that they're doing and I have a lot of confidence in what they're doing," said Guillory.

Parish leaders think the flood waters could reach the temporary levee as early as Sunday evening.

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