LA BEOC is NOT activated. The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC) is not activated at this time, but continues to post news alerts regularly, as appropriate.
Heavy rains in the midsection of the United States combined with heavy seasonal
snow melts created an acute flooding situation in south Louisiana for areas
along the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin. On April 28, 2011, Governor Bobby
Jindal issued flood warnings and declared a state of emergency for Louisiana. Authorities
along the Mississippi River warned residents and businesses to brace for the
possibility of overtopped levees and subsequent flooding. Governor Jindal and the
state's Unified Command Group identified key low-lying areas that were at immediate
risk of flooding.
The Mississippi River Commission ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers
to open the Morganza Floodway on Saturday, May 14 to relieve pressure on the Mississippi
River and tributaries system, flooding the Atchafalaya basin and forcing the evacuation