An iconic food of the Big Easy has been swimming away in the flooding which continued in Louisiana over the weekend as another storm system moved through the area.
"Crawfish literally wash out of fields," Commissioner of Agriculture, Mike Strain said in the Town Talk. "And those who don't escape their confines could find not-so-friendly living conditions in the near future."
Flooding can drown plants that crawfish feed upon. The dead plants sink and decay, which sucks oxygen out of the water, suffocating the crustaceans, which are also known as crayfish or crawdads.
Louisana's governor declared a state of emergency last Thursday. The National Weather Service issued multiple flood warning for the southeast of the state. At least three tornadoes also touched down in the region.
The good news is the heavy rains that Louisiana experienced have now lifted the state out of drought.