Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Baton Rouge Preparing For Flooded Mississippi River

This spring has not been kind to the SEC region.  Just two weeks ago tornadoes ripped through the majority of SEC states.  Tuscaloosa, Alabama was left devastated, looking very much like the proverbial war zone.  Now another SEC hometown could be in the path of a natural disaster.

Residents in Baton Rouge are preparing for the swollen waters of the Mississippi River to push past its banks.  The river is expected to crest at 47.5 feet on May 22nd, but opening a spillway this weekend could reduce the high water by 1.5 feet.  Unfortunately, the water would have to go somewhere… and more than 20,000 people and 11,000 structures could be affected.

From a purely athletic perspective, SportsByBrooks.com picked up on an LSU Facebook post that shows Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to be just .75 miles from the rising waters of the river. 

The photo at left — click here for a larger view — was taken from atop a levee along Skip Bertman Drive.  At the end of the road, Tiger Stadium can be seen beyond the copse of trees.

If things get worse in Baton Rouge, it won’t be the first time the campus was touched by natural disaster in recent years.  In March of 2009, a tornado outbreak did damage to the LSU campus including several athletic facilities.

 


9 comments
Ernest Noland
Ernest Noland

Papaw's comment is vile & despicable.

You are a disgrace to your race--the HUMAN RACE!

Your parents must be really proud of you

Caliguy59
Caliguy59

The Army Corps of Engineers has an ace up their sleeve known as the Old River Control Structure and the Morganza Spillway. My understanding is that the Corps is waiting for a legally set parameter to occur before opening the gates that make up the Old River Control Structure, i.e., a flow past the structure in the Mississippi River of 1.5 million cubic feet per second. Once that occurs, the gates will be opened diverting a huge amount of water into the Atchafalya Basin and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. I really don't see the Corps sitting around with its thumb up its a!s!s, while Baton Rouge and LSU flood.

TonytheTiger
TonytheTiger

Sorry for the typo....remove the word judge.

Albert Bostwick
Albert Bostwick

LSU could indeed be flooded.....Let's hope not.....so much damage all over the South and sadly, more to come

papaw
papaw

Never fear! Elmer Fudd Miles won't drown. Crap floats.

zephy
zephy

and God said to Noah to build him an ark..

captcouv
captcouv

You're seriously trying gin up some attention. The LSU campus, including Tiger Stadium, The New Alex Box Stadium, and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center are NOT in danger of flooding - barring rains of Noah proportions, or terrorists blowing up the levee north of the campus.

johnmrsec
johnmrsec

Captcouv...

How does this gin up attention? We're reporting a few facts here:

1. People in Baton Rouge have been told to prepare for flooding. (Link provided.)
2. The Mississippi is expected to crest in a couple of weeks at above 47 feet. (Link provided.)
3. Tiger Stadium and the Maravich Assembly Center are less than a mile from the river. (Link provided, with photo.)

I'm amazed at how ugly people can get over a simple statement of facts.

"The sky is blue." "Well you're just trying to cause a controversy!"

That's such a Simpleton's reply that it has no meaning anymore. Read something you disagree with... then the writer must be a liar who knows that he can "gin up some attention" by stating -- egads! -- that Baton Rouge is in danger of flooding?

If I wanted pageviews I'd write: "Les Miles beds Satan!"

But I'll tell you what, if Baton Rouge -- heaven forbid -- does suffer any flood damage, we'll be sure NOT to mention it and NOT to encourage people to help.

Oh, and here's the official "Flood Advisory" warning put out by LSU to its students and faculty yesterday.
http://www.lsu.edu/eoc/EmergencyResponse/ERP/item...

Maybe they're just trying to "gin up some attention."

Now go get your shinebox.

John

TonytheTiger
TonytheTiger

Hope your not serious about not encouraging people to help in the wake of the floods if they do come. Don't judge lump us all in with that guy. Everyone knows it is a possibility.

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Latest Bama News 5/11/2011 BATON ROUGE PREPARING FOR FLOODED MISSISSIPPI RIVER Reply With Quote + Reply to [...]



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC