For those of us living along the Mississippi River Basin and all of it's tributaries, I think I will start finalizing my Flood Contingency Plan while I am home the next time. There is a lot of water in the rivers now and it is not going to go down very much before the April Showers and snow melt starts to build it back up again as the "June Rise". IMO, the levees are not in the best of shape. The area around Lake Providence, La is a known weakspot and there are several of us that are truly concerned about a levee breaking in that area. That would create quite a mess in the state of Louisiana!! My current line of thinking is: 1) Get flood insurance (takes 30 days to go into effect). 2) Look at maps and predict most likely flood lanes from a possible failure at Lake Providence, La and Morganza, La. 3) Look at all possible escape routes. 4) Do the research and come up with a FloodCon Checklist, including key decision making points concerning Bug Out Decision Making Points. 5) I think this post places me in FloodCon 5, making basic preparations!