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Gov. Edwards Announces $61.6 Million for 16 Watershed Projects to Reduce Flood Risk

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $61.6 million in federal funding for 16 flood risk reduction projects throughout the state as part of the Watershe...

Gov. Edwards Announces $30 Million Buyout Program to Reduce Flood Risk in Calcasieu Parish

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state is funding a $30 million program to offer voluntary residential buyouts in the Greinwich Terrace neig...

Gov. Edwards announces $163m for 15 state projects to reduce flood risk

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects and programs designed to reduce flood risk for communities t...

Media Coverage

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Louisiana divvies up $60 million in funding for shovel-ready flood relief projects

Louisiana divvied up more than $60 million in funding Thursday for shovel-ready flood control projects as part of the state’s $1.2 billion Watershed I...

$61.6M in federal funding announced for flood risk reduction projects

Governor Edwards announced on Thursday $61.6 million in federal funding for 16 flood risk reduction projects throughout the state as part of the Water...

Greinwich Terrace residents offered voluntary buyouts

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Residents of flood-ravaged Greinwich Terrace are being offered voluntary buyouts.After years of flooding, residents in the ...

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