Town Alderman Robert Leake rides in a skiff through floodwaters of the Mississippi River, in what is normally a field with deer blinds, popular for hunting, in St. Francisville, La., Friday, May 20, ... more 
Town Alderman Robert Leake rides in a skiff through floodwaters of the Mississippi River, in what is normally a field with deer blinds, popular for hunting, in St. Francisville, La., Friday, May 20, 2011. Residents were leaving in the face of a mandatory evacuation order set to kick in on Saturday as Mississippi River water flowing through the Morganza spillway is expected to reach communities in the Atchafalaya Basin. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Fri, May 20, 2011 10:51 AM EDT