Exodus from Butte La Rose. We are now somewhat established in the home of friends in Lafayette. I say somewhat not because we are somewhat welcome, far from it, but somewhat is the best we can do after leaving our house and coming to live in other people’s environment. We are very grateful, but it will take a little time to adjust.
I can’t say much about the river conditions from 25 miles away. But it is enough to know that it will not threaten our house and other buildings. When we can get back home, I will write a little about what we find there.
The picture is of the new Myette Point boat landing in St. Mary Parish under construction last fall near Franklin. The COE built the landing for water not to exceed 21 feet, I think. It is now complete and there is more than a foot of water over it. I wonder if they have flood insurance.
The river is at 23.0 feet today, cresting at 24 point something tomorrow. It will stay crested for a couple days and then gradually fall. The water that is coming around behind the protective guide levees will stay a nuisance for some undetermined time.
Rise and Shine, Jim