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Slow-moving floodwater brings mixed feelings

4 years ago May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011 Wednesday, May 18 2011 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:28:59 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

KROTZ SPRINGS- As the waters from the Morganza Spillway slowly creep southward, officials at the Army Corps of Engineers admit inundation is not happening as quickly as projected.

That's given several folks in the area south of Krotz Springs a little relief, but they know they're not out of the woods yet.

"It's a wait, everyday I go out on the levee and I look and it's maybe come up two or three inches at a time," said Alan Snyder, who's ready to leave once he sees water approaching his home.

Though the slow moving flood has some questioning the rapid response shortly after the spillway opened.

"I just think that we could have given people a lot more time to react to this instead of two hours after the first gate is opened declaring a mandatory evacuation," said Rickie Conway, who is ignoring evacuation orders for now.

St. Landry Parish issued a mandatory evacuation on Sunday to families in rural areas of the parish.

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