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Melville flood protection working, so far

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Posted: May 24, 2011 5:31 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: May 24, 2011 6:50 PM
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Topics: melville, river, levee, flooding, evacuation, homes, river watch, wbrz, louisiana

MELVILLE- Melville work crews say the levee protection around the town is working fine, but there are several homes outside the system where water is starting to creep up.

Operator Floyd Davenport, Jr., remembers the last major flood in 1973. Davenport says the problems now are not that bad. He is still concerned about back flow from the Atchafalaya River causing issues.

People living along Trestle Street have no protection from the river, whic flows directly behind their homes. The area is under a mandatory evacuation order, and about a dozen people are still in the area.

They told News 2 they'd like to see more resources like food and water supplied due to concerns about contamination.

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