The pictures aren't great. It was cloudy. This is area of the levee that is right across the street from LSU's Vet School.
See the piece of the asphalt in the corner of the picture? That's the top of the levee.
See the splash? That would be a dog. Some morons were throwing balls into the water & the dog was chasing it. Because of these morons & others like them as of 7:00 am this morning the levee has been closed.
This is looking north towards downtown Baton Rouge.
This is looking south which is the direction that we live.
So to answer the question, no I'm not worried. There's not a thing we can do. We wouldn't flood unless the levee broke. We know that's possible. That's what caused all the problems with Hurricane Katrina but the levee is being patrolled several times a day to check for any problems. The Morganza Spillway will most likely be opened tomorrow which will allow the water to go down about a foot. Now this creates a lot of problems for people in that area. It's really sad that they have to make a decision on who to flood. The areas near the Spillway are less populated & are all small towns. Very, very sad.
Dean & I had plans to leave for Orange Beach, AL Monday. My plan is to go to the beach, have some drinks & not worry. We'll be home Thursday in time for all the hoopla surrounding the river's crest.