SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FLOOD PROTECTION AUTHORITY – WEST FULL SCALE EXERCISE OF WEST CLOSURE COMPLEX
Visuals and interviews available by request
MARRERO, La. – May 4, 2020 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority West will conduct a full scale exercise of the West Closure Complex (WCC) in advance of hurricane season. The exercise will take place on Tuesday, May 12th between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The WCC is the largest pump station in the world and the largest sector gate in North America. The facility protects the most populated areas of West Jefferson, Algiers and Belle Chase in Plaquemines Parish. The exercise will entail closure of the sector gates and operation of all the pumps.
The West Closure Complex exercise at 9:00 a.m. is open to media for filming.
For the latest information, please visit the SLFPA-W website at www.slfpaw.org.