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Collection: Louisiana Flooding

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Videos of Louisiana Flooding (EM-3322), the emergency declaration was declared on May 6, 2011.
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September 20, 2013
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  • At the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Morganza Spillway was opened to help divert water from the Mississippi River to minimize damage to property, structures, and to protect millions of people from historic flood levels.  FEMA, the USDA and the rest of the federal family are focused on ensuring the safety and recovery of the people and communities we serve.

    Supporting the Team in Louisiana

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    At the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Morganza Spillway was opened to help divert water from the Mississippi River to minimize damage to property, structures, and to protect millions of people from historic flood levels. FEMA, the USDA and the rest of the federal family are focused on ensuring the safety and recovery of the people and communities we serve.
  • The community of Krotz Springs prepares for the possible flooding of the Mississippi River building a two mile levee.

    Levee Construction

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The community of Krotz Springs prepares for the possible flooding of the Mississippi River building a two mile levee.
  • The Morganza Spillway is expected to 
open Saturday May 14 to ease pressure on levees
and save populated areas from
record-breaking floods. (Natural sound only)

    Morganza Spillway

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The Morganza Spillway is expected to open Saturday May 14 to ease pressure on levees and save populated areas from record-breaking floods. (Natural sound only)
  • Due to the flooding along the
Mississippi River, Louisiana
responds to the rising
Mississippi River and the record
high levels expected in the next
few weeks.

    Morganza Spillway Aerial

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Due to the flooding along the Mississippi River, Louisiana responds to the rising Mississippi River and the record high levels expected in the next few weeks.
  • Louisiana National Guard soldiers laid down Tiger Dam flood-control tubing to protect homes and schools from possible backwater flooding.

    Terrebonne Tiger Dam

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Louisiana National Guard soldiers laid down Tiger Dam flood-control tubing to protect homes and schools from possible backwater flooding.
  • The staging area in Camp Beauregard, LA houses commodities ready to be deployed to affected areas. In addition to water, blankets and generators, the new CUSI Kits (Commonly Used Shelter Items) are also available if needed.

    Distributing Kits With Commonly Used Shelter Items

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The staging area in Camp Beauregard, LA houses commodities ready to be deployed to affected areas. In addition to water, blankets and generators, the new CUSI Kits (Commonly Used Shelter Items) are also available if needed.
  • Due to high waters in the Mississippi river, Angola State Prison is making adjustments to keep the inmate population safe, cancelling visitation and tours until river levels get back to normal. The following is an aerial tour around a flooded area of the Mississippi River.

    Angola State Prison Aerial

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Due to high waters in the Mississippi river, Angola State Prison is making adjustments to keep the inmate population safe, cancelling visitation and tours until river levels get back to normal. The following is an aerial tour around a flooded area of the Mississippi River.
  • The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama participated in the Gulf Coast Hurricane Conference 2011, sharing best practices and talking about lessons learned for the upcoming hurricane season.

    Gulf Coast Hurricane Conference 2011

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama participated in the Gulf Coast Hurricane Conference 2011, sharing best practices and talking about lessons learned for the upcoming hurricane season.
  • As part of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, Jefferson Parish rebuilds Lakeshore Library as an interactive and dynamic, 21st century library.

    Lakeshore Library

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    As part of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, Jefferson Parish rebuilds Lakeshore Library as an interactive and dynamic, 21st century library.
  • Hynes Elementary School in Lakeview originally opened its doors in 1952.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina inundated the area destroying the school.
Six years later, the 100,000-square-foot building welcomes students back.

    Hynes Elementary

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Hynes Elementary School in Lakeview originally opened its doors in 1952. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina inundated the area destroying the school. Six years later, the 100,000-square-foot building welcomes students back.
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