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In Louisiana, residents along the Mississippi River await the inevitable

Publié par carmion le 13/05/2011

Tina Susman

"Reporting from Butte La Rose, La. Water is a way of life here. You settle beside a river, on soft, fertile soil barely more than a swamp, and it's understood that you're going to get flooded. But when that flooding is intentional, orchestrated by the government to save the big cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge from their own inundations, it has an especially cruel twist. ""It's depressing. But I can't stop it," Greg Kirsch said Thursday as a maintenance man disconnected the water on his 16-by-80-foot trailer, which sits in the shady depths of the Atchafalaya River Basin. Soon, the trailer would be hauled away for safekeeping on higher ground, and Kirsch's way of life would be another casualty in the slow-motion disaster expected to reach here next week if a spillway is opened to divert water from the flood-swollen Mississippi River." Read on...
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"In Louisiana, residents along the Mississippi River await the inevitable", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 19/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/in-louisiana-residents-along-the-mississippi-river-await-the-inevitable