As water inches closer, an agonizing wait in La.

A home is protected by a levee as it sits among flooded fields near Yazoo City, Miss., Saturday, May 21, 2011. This homeowner has added plastic sheeting to his levee over the last few days in an effort to keep the flooding Yazoo River out. The water is getting deeper in the backwater areas even though the levels of the Mississippi River are falling. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

May 21, 2011 4:43:12 PM PDT
The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left this Louisiana town as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River has inched toward their homes, with their frustration and hope painted on signs posted outside.