Governor Bobby Jindal has just issued a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of flooding along the Mississippi River, Red River and other state bodies of water.
National Weather Service expects the Mississippi River to reach flood stage by as early as this Sunday, and potentially 44 feet by January 19. Here's what you can expect to experience at the different stages of flooding from -

43 feet

  • Significant impact on shipping and industrial activities
  • Flooding of unprotected low-lying areas
  • Impact on agricultural operations on the west side of the river

40 feet

  • Ground on older parts of LSU campus will become soggy

38 feet

  • Major impact to river traffic and industrial activity, with strict navigational safety regulations enforced

35 feet

  • River islands from Red River Landing to Baton Rouge inundated