State Officials still addressing Flood conditions

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:34pm

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - More than 3,000 people evacuated from the spillway area so far.

Fifteen gates of the Morganza Spillway are now open.
Today the governor takes the NBC cameras on a helicopter tour of the affected areas.
The corps tells NBC 33 news that in Baton Rouge, we can expect high river levels for up to three weeks.

14,000 homes and businesses could be impacted before the waters recede.

Just under 1,500 homes and around 200 businesses are currently without power.

So far no shelters have been activated, but the Governor warns that we're still far from the end of this disaster.

"This is a serious water event. Even though the forecast has gotten modestly better for louisiana, they're still setting records that's been in place since 1927 in many communities. There's still an awful lot of water headed our way and it's going to be in many cases for weeks, not just a few days. said Governor Jindal

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