NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The latest on floods in the Mid-West and the South (always locally): t
These officers have a day away from flooding to close in Mississippi, and issue Friday predictions that lay a flood inside a region with a new record levees walls.
Due to the emerging flooding, farmers are unlikely to produce any summer crops on hundreds of thousands of acres in the southern Delta Mississippi region.
The United States Corps of Engineers opened a flood gate north of Vicksburg on 1 April after six weeks to close. Flood water fell for a while, but they began to rise again due to heavy rain. The rising Mississippi River means that the gate must be closed again to prevent even worse flooding within the catchment.
The Choir is now predicting that a badge is higher than the peak earlier this year. This was the worst flooding since 1973.
Iowa reopened an underwater stretch of the Iowa Highway 2 approach to a Missouri River bridge that connects Iowa to the southwest with Nebraska to the south east.
The Iowa Transportation Department says that concrete barriers have been placed on the edges and that a permeable aggregate on top of the road, and fabric barrier followed and then covered with road rock. The department's Scott Suhr says the idea is that water will flow through the aggregate and allow traffic to pass.
Suhr said Friday that pilot cars will be used on the single lane available for light local traffic. Drivers should expect slow delay and speed.
The National Weather Service says that severe weather over the weekend could influence millions of people across the Deep South.
The Storm Prediction Center says there is a small risk of severe storms from east Texas to South Carolina and west North Carolina. There are approximately 38 million people living in the region.
Forecasters report that wind damage and hail are likely to occur on Saturday. The endangered area includes almost all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
The possibility of severe weather continues on Sundays, when storms are more likely to occur in central Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Strong storms on Thursday hindered Mississippi and left scattered damage including trees that were falling down in northern Alabama. Forecasters confirmed that a tornado was weak along the Alabama-Tennessee state line.
The Army Corps of Engineers says there is a rapid rise in torrential rainfall on the Mississippi River, so they are opening a major Louisiana spill four days earlier than expected.
News release says that Mississippi River rose by 6 inches to 24 hours past, and is expected to increase rainfall over the weekend.
The Carré Bonnet (BAH-nee KEHR-ee) Spillway gets started to relieve stress on New Orleans levees.
Corpus spokesman Matt Roe said the spike could be opened as soon as 1 ph.m. Friday. He says that work is expected to break the storms, which are expected in the afternoon.
The spur is opened by using a tree to draw up huge wood called needles.
The opening of Friday is the first time it was used twice in one year.
A stretch of the Kansas Turnpike is reopened near the Oklahoma border after flooding to mitigate the hip of the road.
The Turnpike authorities said Kansas in Thursday evening evening, “Mother Nature was the first 24 hours; the second was 24 hours. ”The tweet included a video on the floods and crews working to repair the toll road, which was closed south of the Wellington exit.
The area was flooded on Wednesday when up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain fell over parts of the state in just 24 hours. Flooding also resulted in school evacuation and closures. Wellington is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Wichita.
The Missouri River is creating new problems in a part that is hit by floods of Missouri northwest where buses were porridge in March.
The swollen waterway has further alleviated the small village of Loughmore in Holt County, where a number of residents were starting to clear up after the last flood.
Tom Bullock, Holt County's emergency management director on Friday said that water levels did not fall enough to determine the clay coasts that protect the area after the final flood round. This means that relatively high river levels can cause problems. He asks him "constant mess."
Some roads are closed again, including U. 59, a main transport artery between Missouri Kansas and Missouri northwest.
In eastern Missouri, water levels are falling along the Mississippi River after some levees have been busted.