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Atchafalaya River nears crest in Morgan City

As the swollen Atchafalaya River neared its crest in Morgan City on Tuesday, residents farther upriver were returning ...

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Residents return to flooded houses

Residents in this tiny enclave of homes and fishing camps returned Monday for the first time since evacuating ...

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Danger lurks in the air after floodwaters recede

As floodwaters drop, the threat of mosquito-borne diseases will rise — people returning home should remember that even ...

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Flood warning lifted for New Orleans

The Mississippi River at New Orleans fell below its flood stage Friday morning and a flood warning was ...

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Mississippi River opens to southbound traffic

The Coast Guard has reopened a stretch of the Mississippi River to southbound vessels several days after three ...

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High water closes New Orleans rail bridge

Flood damage closed a rail bridge just west of New Orleans, delaying freight and forcing Amtrak to shuttle ...

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Receding waters reveal damage

The Mississippi River crest has passed through the South, but the misery caused by flooding is far from ...

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Fickle Miss. flooding frustrates some residents

The Mississippi River's fickle flooding is testing the patience of residents, some of whom were returning to their ...

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Mandatory evacuation set for Butte LaRose

Residents of Butte LaRose are facing a mandatory evacuation as backwater from the swollen Atchafalaya River creeps toward ...

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Corps to repair breached Mo. levee by March 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is working to have a temporary fix on the Birds ...

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Mississippi crests in Vicksburg lower than feared

Eddie Simmons was relieved to hear that the Mississippi River crested slightly lower than expected north of him ...

Associated Press

Miss. sees 1st death from overflowing river

A man died Thursday after being pulled from the floodwaters overflowing from the Mississippi River, becoming what is ...

Associated Press

Giver and taker, ‘Mighty Mississippi’ never tamed

Abraham Lincoln called it "the Father of Waters"; 18th-century English novelist Frederick Marryat deemed it a "vile sewer" ...

Associated Press

Officials say floodwaters to linger into June

The Army Corps of Engineers and local officials are warning Vicksburg residents that they should not think that ...

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Jindal: Flood chasing bears, snakes away from river

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for wildlife fleeing ...

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Levees, floodwalls require round-the-clock watch

All along the swollen Mississippi River, hundreds of thousands of lives depend on a small army of engineers, ...

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Mississippians waiting for river to reach crest

The Mississippi River is now forecast to crest a half-foot lower and a day later than first expected ...

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Town worries as Morganza spillway opens

Phones at the police department in the little southern Louisiana town of Krotz Springs rang nonstop Saturday as ...

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Barges hit bridge at Baton Rouge

A highway bridge over the Mississippi River that was struck by two runaway barges has been re-opened after ...

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Engineers to open Morganza spillway, avert disaster

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is saying federal officials have been given approval to open a Louisiana spillway as ...

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