In the wake of recent large scale flooding, Senator JP Morrell is convening a town hall meeting to brief the public on state hurricane preparedness and the status of local flood control structures.
Hurricane, Coastal Restoration and Flood Protection Town Hall
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Presentation by Coastal Protection and Restoration (CPRA) Authority with related Q&A
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Presentation by Presentation by the Flood Protection Authority (Southeast LA Flood Protection Authority – East) regarding status update of Hurricane and Flood Protection with related Q&A
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Open Meeting, for Q&A, with CPRA, SLPA-E and Legislative Panel (Participants TBA)
Representative from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers have been invited. If in attendance, they will participate in final Q&A portion.
When announcing the town hall meeting, Sen. Morrell said:
“It’s time for a comprehensive, local, overview of the status of flood protection in New Orleans. Three state agencies are tasked with flood control in our area; Southeastern Flood Protection Authority East (https://floodauthority.org/), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (http://coastal.la.gov/) as well as the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (https://www.swbno.org/).
“I’ve been in contact with Sen. Yvonne Dorsey (D-Baton Rouge), the Chair of Senate Local and Municipal Affairs, as well as Sen. Norby Chaubert (R-Houma), the Chair of Senate Natural Resources. Between our three committees, we have comprehensive oversight over all the respective response agencies.
“It is necessary, and appropriate, that the public be reassured that government is prepared as we continue through this hurricane season.”
– Sen. JP Morrell