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Flooding in BR?

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What's the threat from flooding in Baton Rouge due to the rising Miss River? Projections are now for 48ft. Will this affect downtown or LSU?

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May be someone can confirm this but I was told today that the current projections for the river are about 6 inches above the levees.. This doesn't seem right, did they mean 6 inches below the levees?

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It sounds like a serious event and yet the local media act as if it's too much of a burden to explain. They need to save room for all the tacky car commercials.

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You guys are unfortunately correct. I've heard unofficial projections of 48.9 feet at the Baton Rouge gauge and that is with opening Morganza.

Lowest point on the Levee at Baton Rouge is slightly over 47 feet- downtown.

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So there's no way of knowing what area is going to flood until it actually does?

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we'll know within a couple of weeks.

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So there's no way of knowing what area is going to flood until it actually does?

You can look up FEMA maps.

If the levee downtown is topped, and there is no guarantee that it will, it wouldn't reach far into downtown....but River Road south and

the area between the levee and the railroad out towered the LSU vet school may be in danger of flooding.

Most of Baton Rouge is on a bluff.

If there is a break, then we are looking at a much different scenario. Generally, south of Highland road is the danger zone, but this sort of thing is difficult to predict.

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