Effie and Vick community band together in river rising

Joey Frank's Homeland security loads more sand bags for Vick residents

Randy Lacombe directs National guard delivering sand bags 7 trucks

School board member Darrell Wiley (Red shirt) assists with bagging sandbags.

Residents of the Effie and Vick communities have banded together over the past three days to help prepare for possible flooding from the rising Black and Red Rivers.

Marksville hopes to start Bayou Pierite Drainage Project within a few months


Preparing for rain
     Marksville city employees work to clear obstructions at the box culvert that carries Bayou Pierite under La. Hwy 1.  The work was done March 8 in preparation for heavy rains forecast during the week. Rains were falling as employees attempted to clear the mud and debris from the structure. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}


Avoyelles prepares for rising river waters

Water covers the parking area of the Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam in Brouillette.

Workers load 1,500 lb. sand bags at the Ben Routh landing near Vick. These bags are being used to line a portion of the levee in the Vick community.

Farmland in the Vick community is slowly flooded with river water on Friday, March 18.

A Louisiana National Guard convoy is seen on the Vick Hwy. as it delivers sandbags to needed areas.

State troopers monitor traffic on Hwy. 452 in Brouillette as workers add 1,500 lb. sandbags to low lying portions of the levee.

Attached are photos sent into the Avoyelles Journal covering the rising river waters.



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