Posted: Jun 8, 2011 5:20 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jun 8, 2011 5:20 PM
KROTZ SPRINGS- While waters begin to recede in some parts of Louisiana, backwater flooding is now beginning to threaten parts of Krotz Springs protected by a temporary levee system.
Flood waters are a few hundred yards away from the levee constructed by the Louisiana National Guard, but many folks in town aren't worried.
"I'm glad it's there if it wasn't there for this year maybe next year or the year after water's finally starting to come in back there, it's getting really close to the levee and it's nice to know that these guys didn't work for nothing at all," said Angel Guillory, who's been feeding Louisiana National Guards members on a daily basis.
Estimates show the water inching about a tenth of a mile closer to the levee structure each day, which is why folks are anxious to see how well the system works.
"I'd like to see it get tested and if it doesn't work with what's coming it's very shallow and very slow they'll have time to shore it up or do whatever they need to do now, for the future," said Guillory.
The National Guard tells News 2 they are in talk with the Mayor of Krotz Springs to keep the levee in place and make it a more permanent structure.