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Federal funds to help train Louisiana disaster recovery, mitigation workforce

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative has launched a new workforce development program focused on disaster recovery and mitigation professions, with the ...

New workforce development program will focus on disaster resilience

Gov. John Bel Edwards is launching a workforce development program, PRO Louisiana, as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative that will create a wo...

‘Phenomenal’ response so far to voluntary buyout program, mayor tells City Council

Denham Springs city leaders have seen a “phenomenal” response to a voluntary buyout program that aims to reduce future flood risks by turning flood-pr...

Buyout applications open for some residents of flood-prone Denham Springs neighborhood

The state has begun accepting voluntary buyout applications from certain residents of a Denham Springs neighborhood prone to flooding. Applications ar...

Vermilion Parish community offered state buyout to relocate to higher ground

VERMILION PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The state of Louisiana is offering to buy out an entire Vermillion Parish community to reduce the risk of flooding. $10...

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...