Plans for coastal changes get support

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By Garrett Ohlmeyer / Staff Writers

Lafourche residents reacted favorably tonight to the state’s ongoing planning to address flooding and coastal land loss.

After gathering public input over the past four months on how communities should evolve, the LA SAFE program returned with its third set of meetings to explain where the process stands.

“Every time we come back, we’re always going to ask, ‘do we have this right?’ ” said Mathew Sanders, resilience policy and program administrator for the Louisiana Office of Community Development. “Does this reflect who you are, the values you care about and what you want your community to be in the future? We’re going to have a conversation.”

LA SAFE, or Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments, is designed to help six parishes, including Lafourche and Terrebonne, come up with plans to adapt to Louisiana’s changing landscape based on local values.

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