In partnership with Shell, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and a working group of statewide and regional partners, Restore or Retreat (ROR), will be hosting a “Community Conversation” at the Larose Civic Center on Tuesday, February 24, for residents and business owners to attend and learn about flood risk in the community, as well as the resources available to protect property and build a more resilient community.
The event will be comprised of an open house from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and complimentary dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
While the event is free and open to the public, Restore or Retreat requesting reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org to aid in planning/preparations for the event.
“We are pleased to be partners with CPRA and Shell to host the community conversation to discuss what people believe are their flood risks, and to debut the tool that can help them better understand their risk and provide tools to reduce that risk,” said Simone Maloz, Executive Director of Restore or Retreat.
The event will feature the following:
Resources: During the open house-portion of the event, representatives from Restore or Retreat, LSU Ag Center, LA Sea Grant, UNO CHART, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and CPRA will be on-hand to share resources for flood protection. Attendees will be able to get information on their flood insurance maps, building in coastal areas and available funding sources for elevating homes.
In addition, attendees will get to see a presentation and live demo of a new interactive flood risk viewer that offers the state’s most detailed information about flood risk and how it may change in the future.
Discussion: Tabletop discussions over dinner will focus on questions of vulnerability to storms and flooding, options for protection and available resources.
Dinner and door prizes. Dinner will be provided by Restore or Retreat along with door prizes for a few lucky participants.
This initiative is made possible through a grant from Shell. For more information on the event, visit http://coastal.la.gov.
Posted on Fri, February 20, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette