They're packing up what they can and escaping flood waters headed their way. The Army Corps of Engineers is diverting water from the Mississippi into the Morganza spillway-- more than 40 million gallons of water per minute.
The water is headed for small communities in hopes of sparing cities like Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
“They're not going to let these cities drown,” says Louisiana resident Butte Larose. “They're going to drown us poor people…pray to the Lord it doesn't come up any higher than three or four feet. I'm protected up to about four feet."
Larose plans to return -- he just hopes his house is still there when he does.