A pickup blocks Front Street near Brashear on Friday after heavy rain left water standing on the street. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for flood-prone areas here until 2 p.m.
When the surveyor William Darby first explored south Louisiana in the early 1800s, he said seven “grand” prairies were “the most remarkable feature” of the region.
Morgan City police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at a business on 8th Street in Morgan City.
Water flows over the parking lot of Rio Fuel & Supply on Front Street in Morgan City Thursday afternoon after a combination of downpour of rain, high tide and a south wind caused the Atchafalaya River to rise 6 inches in about six hours. Morgan City officials closed several floodgates along the floodwall Thursday and planned to close the one by Rio Fuel later in the day. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Morgan City officials closed several gates along the floodwall Thursday due to a quick rise in the Atchafalaya River, Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said.
Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not operate the Morganza Floodway on Sunday and does not have an expected operating date, a news release said.