Cameron, Vermilion, St. Landry, and Evangeline Parishes will receive federal funds to help reduce flood risks in their communities.

According to Governor John Bel Edwards's office, state officials picked these projects because they are aligned with the longterm objectives set by the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and the CDBG-MIT Action Plan. Those plans inclue natural flood management, flood control, and critical infrastructure projects.

The local projects receiving funding are:

  • The Mermentau Basin inundation relief project: $25 million.
  • Vermilion Parish residential elevations and buyouts: $10 million.
  • St. Landry Parish backwater flood reduction along Three Mile Lake: $2.9 million.
  • Bayou Cocodrie runoff retention and critical infrastructure improvements: $2.2 million.

Those projects are among 15 selected to receive the federal funding. In all, Louisiana received $163 million dollars to reduce flood risks in vulnerable communities.

To learn more about these projects and the others selected, click here.

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