Amedee: Flood prevention first priority

State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, speaks Monday during the St. Mary Industrial Group luncheon meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Amedee said her first priority to focus on preventing flooding (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee’s first focus upon taking office next week is preventing possible flooding in the area, she said Monday.

State of emergency declared, Corps to discuss possible Morganza opening

St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte, left, speaks Monday during a special meeting to declare a state of emergency due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City Jan. 23. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a stakeholders meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium to discuss the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Levee District officials declared a state of emergency Monday evening due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City on Jan. 23.


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