Redstick Residents happy about river levels

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 5:28pm

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Redstick residents are happy the river's crest is now projected to be lower than expected.

Since the Morganza Spillway was opened this weekend, residents have been preparing for a flood of historic proportion.
In the Capital City, the river levels are at a point where many here can live with.

"I'm very happy, I would not like to see people lose their homes, I've seen what flooding can do, there's just nothing left." Arthur Harrison, Retired

"I think we can have a confidence in our Army Corps of Engineers that our money was well spent."
Priscilla Martin, Teacher

"We're actually very relieved, I think it gives us a little bit of leeway to continue to be prepared."
Robyn Ryan, Belle of Baton Rouge

Mississippi Rising

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