POSTED 1:15 PM, APRIL 20, 2018, BY WGNO WEB DESK
GRETNA, LA – Governor John Bel Edwards was in Gretna this morning to talk about a slate of projects designed to boost the area’s flood resilience.
The 10 new projects were developed through the Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments, or LA SAFE, program.
“We believe LA SAFE represents a crucial step forward in cementing Louisiana’s place on the cutting edge in resilience-building activities,” Edwards said. “Although our Coastal Master Plan is the country’s preeminent effort to reduce future land loss and coastal flood risk, LA SAFE has taken the next step in illuminating a path forward for how our communities develop future housing, economic, social and transportation needs to withstand future disasters and adapt to environmental changes over time. In an age of heightened risk, now is the time to start addressing the needs of our communities.”
The projects will be spread across six parishes.