The Louisiana State University (LSU) main campus at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is evacuated after a bomb threat. It is not clear at this time whether it is related to the two previous similar incidents the previous Friday at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in Austin, Texas, and North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, North Dakota.
The Morganza Spillway on the Mississippi River is opened for the second time in its history, deliberately flooding 3,000 sqmi of rural Louisiana and placing a nuclear power plant at risk to save most of Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Mississippi River flooding worsens, with the Army Corps of Engineers saying an area between Simmesport, Louisiana and Baton Rouge will be submerged 20-30 feet, and 13% of US oil refinery output disrupted. [http:--www.businessweek.com-news-2011-05-10-mississippi-flooding-threatens-crops-refineries-and-homes.html "(Business Week)"]
Floods in Mississippi worsen, with the Army Corps of Engineers saying an area between Simmesport, Louisiana and Baton Rouge may be inundated under 20-30 feet of water. [http:--www.cbsnews.com-8301-504943_162-20061179-10391715.html "(CBS News)"]
Flooding along the Mississippi and tributaries has worsened, exceeding record levels since a three day tornado outbreak over a week ago, with ten dead, more than a thousand homes ordered evacuated in Memphis, Tennessee, more than 2,000 in Mississippi state, and about 13% of US refinery output disrupted. [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-2011-05-07-mississippi-river-swells-close-to-record-in-tennessee-prompts-evacuations.html "(Bloomberg)"], [http:--www.torontosun.com-2011-05-07-flooding-begins-to-wrap-arms-around-memphis "(Toronto Sun)"]