McIlhenny Company Press Releases

McIlhenny Company Mississippi River Flooding Statement

May 25, 2011 – We at McIlhenny Company are saddened by the recent news and threat of flooding along the Mississippi River.

We would like to assure Avery Island visitors and our loyal customers that Avery Island has not been and will not be affected. Avery Island rises 163 feet above mean sea level, making it one of the highest points along the Gulf Coast, and it is situated well west of those areas affected by the opening of the Mississippi River spillways, including the Atchafalaya Basin.

We acknowledge that the situation remains serious for many of our coastal neighbors, and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are affected.