Archive | September, 2015

West Bank Hurricane Protection: Before and After

Voters in Algiers and West Jefferson to determine future of hurricane protection this November   MARRERO – (Sept. 14, 2015) – In 2006, the Louisiana legislature created the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) in response to the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “Prior to Hurricane Katrina, there was a grossly inadequate […]

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West Bank Voters Will Determine The Future Of Hurricane Protection This November

Algiers will Vote on 6.35 mill Renewal; West Jefferson will Vote on 5.5 mill Increase for Operations, Maintenance, Repairs, Rehabilitation and Replacement of Levees and Structures  MARRERO, La. – Sept. 8, 2015 – Voters in Algiers and West Jefferson will make critical decisions about the future of hurricane protection this November as they cast ballots […]

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November millage proposals in Algiers, West Jefferson aim to fund maintenance of flood protection system

Updated levee system relies on ’80s-era funds BY CHAD CALDER| CCALDER@THEADVOCATE.COM Sept. 6, 2015 5:08 p.m. It took seven years, but the West Bank finally has an up-to-date flood protection system capable of meeting the challenges Mother Nature could throw its way. The budget of the agency that maintains and operates that system, on the other […]

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