Louisiana: How do you prepare for your whole town to be destroyed?
Butte La Rose, Louisiana (CNN) — On a two-lane road that cuts through a dense forest of Louisiana cypress trees, intermingled with narrow, dark creeks, sits a small community trapped in the path of a looming disaster.
Hundreds of people packed into the Butte La Rose firehouse to learn about the flood projections from the Army Corps of Engineers.
Col. Ed Fleming delivered the dire news.
“Listen to me, listen to me, OK,” he said. “I’m telling you the depth of water from right here will be 15 feet.”
The number stunned the crowd.
Pierre Watermeyer turned to friends and said, “It’s over with, it’s over with.”