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BREC wants its parks to be “sponges” for stormwater

BREC is working to ensure its facilities capture as much stormwater as possible, a parks system official says. The system’s work can help demonstrate ...

A Denham Springs neighborhood floods frequently. Government buyouts could help residents leave.

A government buyout program will pay some Denham Springs residents to move away from their flood-prone neighborhood if they choose, potentially freein...

'We are as prepared today for a flood as we ever been': What has been done since 2016 Ouachita Parish floods

Five years ago in March, the Twin Cities were hit with a never before seen flood fall that caused excessive damage to properties throughout the parish...

White Castle drainage project funded in La. Watershed Initiative

The White Castle Drainage Improvement Project was one of two Region 6 projects the state approved for funding as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initi...

$5.86M awarded to Ouachita for flood risk projects

The Council on Watershed Management approved $5.86 million in federal funding for three flood risk reduction projects in Region 3 during their Aug, 5 ...

Governor announces Bayou Lafourche, White Castle federally-funded projects

The $2.1 million Bayou Lafourche pump project and the $2.56 million White Castle canal drainage improvement project are among the $34 million in feder...

Natchitoches Parish to receive $3.43 Million

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $34 million in federal funding for 13 flood risk reduction projects recommended by regions throughou...

Gov. Edwards announces $34M for 13 flood mitigation projects, some in Acadiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced $34 million in federal funding for 13 flood risk reduction projects recommended by regions throughout the state as...

$10 million drainage project in the works in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall said that a $10 million drainage project for the city is currently in the works.The mayor made thi...

BREC gets $4.7M for Cypress Bayou flood mitigation project

BREC has secured funding for a Louisiana Watershed Initiative project to help reduce flood risk in areas surrounding the Cypress Bayou watershed, whic...

City of Monroe awarded $3.1 million for mitigation efforts

The City of Monroe was awarded $3.1 million from the Louisiana Watershed Initiative to help with mitigation efforts in the city. Mayor Friday Ellis an...

In flood-prone Lake Charles neighborhood, residents consider whether it’s time to leave

LAKE CHARLES — Diadra Carmen steels herself before she opens the door, telling herself not to be afraid. Tears roll down her cheeks when she begins to...