As Louisiana’s southernmost extending parish, Plaquemines Parish is unique in both its geographic proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and its division by the Mississippi River. This location gives Plaquemines economic advantages, provides for beautiful natural surroundings and allows for many recreational opportunities. The parish serves as an operational center for the offshore oil and gas industry and is an active hub for the commercial seafood industry. Due to its warm climate, Plaquemines is the top citrus-producing parish in Louisiana. Its location, however, also leaves Plaquemines and its residents open to many hazards that threaten the future vitality of the community, including land loss and flood risk. Nearly all of Plaquemines is vulnerable to frequent flooding of some sort: stormwater, river flooding, storm surge, and/or backwater flooding.