Meetings on coastal project to be held

Join the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at an upcoming meeting for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project. Eligible property owners and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend to learn more and hear updates as the first phase of Project construction begins.

Dates and locations are:

Monday, June 10, at 6 p.m., Cameron Parish Police Jury – West Annex, 148 Smith Circle.

Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m., Westlake Freedom Hall, 1100 National Dr., Westlake.

Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m., Abbeville American Legion Post 29, 3319 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville.

Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m., FK White Middle School, 1000 E McNeese St., Lake Charles.

The Southwest Coastal Louisiana Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration Project will provide hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem restoration in 4,700 square mile area located in Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes.

Nearly 4,000 structures were identified as preliminarily eligible for elevation in the 2016 Final Feasibility Study. Qualifying residential structures will be raised approximately five feet on average. Additionally, 342 non-residential structures will be considered for dry-flood proofing to three feet above ground and berm construction for 157 warehouses will be considered less than or equal to six feet above the ground.

To verify if your property is eligible, please click here or call the Project hotline at 877-814-2539.

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