New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says it appears likely that the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge will open, diverting floodwater over small communities in the Atchafalaya River Basin to the Gulf of Mexico.
"It's just like with a hurricane. Act and be prepared as if this storm is coming directly towards us. If it veers off it's certainly better to be over prepared."
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu is asking that despite a desire to watch the river rush past, people need to stay off the levees while workers monitor the condition of the structures.
"The bottom line is that, as of right now and based on all the information that we have available to us, and the information that we believe will be forthcoming, indicates that that the situation is that the city of New Orleans is safe."
New Orleans, La. – One of the stereotypes we endure as New Orlenanians is our dogged resistance to change. Somehow, this is supposed to be a bad thing. But when you have such rich traditions and cultural touchstones that are so particular to a place, well, why would anyone be in big rush to change them?
New Orleans, LA – Paul Pastorek abruptly resigns from the Recovery School District, a Libyan family watches their homeland slip into turmoil from abroad, and the spring issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas goes to print.
New Orleans, La. – Spain's only classical ballet company makes it's Crescent City debut this weekend. And, acclaimed soprano and native New Orleanian Sarah Jane McMahon joins the LPO in a semi-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.
New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is advising residents to be prepared for a flood.
"Unfortunately for us, there's enough water in this system, even if we don't get additional rain, there's enough water in this system, we know that there are areas of Louisiana that are going to be flooded."