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CPRA to host four community conversations on flood risk and resilience program

CPRA to host four community conversations on flood risk and resilience program

As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), in partnership with the Office of Community Development, will host a series of four Community Conversations in coastal Louisiana in early 2016 to share information about the Flood Risk and Resilience Program.

Attendees will learn more about future coastal flood risk; how the state, parishes, and residents can reduce this risk; and the state’s approach to residential elevation, commercial floodproofing, and voluntary acquisition.

Input received at these meetings will inform how CPRA’s Flood Risk and Resilience Program can be tailored to best meet the needs of local communities.

Each Community Conversation will include:
· An open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. designed to share information and gather residents’ feedback about current and future flood risk through interactive vulnerability mapping;
· A CPRA presentation at 5:30 p.m. on the Coastal Master Plan, the Flood Risk and Resilience Program, and nonstructural projects being analyzed; and,
· Discussion about resilience measures and what types of nonstructural projects would best benefit the community as a whole.

The community Conversations will be held in Lafitte on Feb. 16, Lake Charles on Feb. 23, Mandeville on Feb. 24, and locally in Houma on Feb. 17, at the Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Library Dr., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.