flood protection

Ouachita Parish Drainage
3:17 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Ouachita Parish seeks money for drainage projects

Ouachita Parish officials say they're seeking more than $165,000 in state funding for drainage improvement projects.

The News-Star reports that the parish typically receives $145,000 a year from the Local Government Assistance Program.

However, the Police Jury only gets $60,000 because the rest is divided among the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the towns of Richwood and Sterlington.

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Flood Protection
3:07 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Levees to be raised in two northeast Louisiana parishes

Existing levees will be raised in two northeast Louisiana parishes starting in the next few weeks.

The levees held during the Mississippi River flood of 2011, but have settled gradually since being built in 1973.

Reynold Minsky is president of the 5th Louisiana Levee District board. He tells The News-Star of Monroe the changes will bring all of East Carroll Parish and most of Concordia Parish to 500-year flood protection levels.

Hurricane Isaac
3:39 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Levee delivers more headaches in Terrebonne

A marsh management levee that is expected to become part of Terrebonne Parish's Morganza hurricane protection system was severely damaged during Hurricane Isaac.

The Courier reports the storm's tidal surge destroyed one of the levee's water control structures, washing it away and leaving behind a 50-foot gap.

Terrebonne Levee Director Reggie Dupre said the levee, which crosses open water in the Wildlife and Fisheries' Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Montegut, has caused repeated headaches for the levee district.

Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

President Obama Coming to New Orleans for Issac Recovery Update

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will be joining President Obama when he arrives in New Orleans on Labor Day to review the region's recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Landrieu says she’ll be pressing him for more support of offshore revenue sharing.

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Hurricane Isaac
7:35 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Corps of Engineers Reviewing Storm Surge Model

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is checking if its new levee system built around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina put other communities at greater risk. Some residents say they’re suffering unprecedented flooding after Hurricane Isaac.

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Business
12:25 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

La. company has $11.9M beach contract in Va.

A Louisiana company has won an $11.9 million contract as part of a project to add sand to Virginia Beach, Va., for hurricane protection.

A news release from the Pentagon says Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, was one of four bidders on the project in support of the Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection Beach Re-Nourishment.

Work will be done in Virginia Beach, with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2013.

Hurricane Isaac
8:22 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Army Corps storm and flood protection overview

A "flyover" overview video of the hurricane and flood protection system ringing the New Orleans region, from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Hurricane Isaac
7:01 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Updates

In preparation for the storm’s landfall, the Corps has closed or is in the process of closing the following:

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5:06 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Flood Protection Infographic

Lead in text: 
Among the many projects in the $10 billion restoration of New Orleans’ 133-mile levee system, three in particular will play key roles in protecting the city from its next big hurricane.
Among the many projects in the $10 billion restoration of New Orleans' 133-mile levee system, three in particular will play key roles in protecting the city from its next big hurricane.
Hurricane Isaac
4:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Updated Hurricane Isaac Rainfall and Windspeed Maps

National Weather Service

The latest projected rainfall and tropical storm-force windspeed maps from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center.

Maps will be reposted as conditions change.

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