12:00pm

Wed May 18, 2011
Around the Nation

Flood Waters Moving Slower Than Expected

The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway along the Mississippi River. It was meant to take pressure off the levees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, as well as redirect water to rural areas and farmlands. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Greg Allen, who's been covering the flood in Louisiana and shares locals' stories.