On Friday at Headquarters, the Army Corps revealed the impact of New Orleans’ post-Katrina flood protection on neighboring communities.
The Corps’ report says the $10 billion improvements may have been responsible for adding an average of 1 inch in surge heights during Isaac. It said LaPlace saw a slightly lower surge due to the betterments.
The Corps will hold a series of public meetings for the affected communities beginning at 6 p.m. with an open house, followed by presentations at 6:30 p.m.:
- Tuesday, Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Louisiana 23, Belle Chasse
- Wednesday, North Shore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center, Slidell
- Thursday, St. John Community Center, 2900 U.S. 51, LaPlace
- Monday, Nov. 19, Jefferson Parish General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St., Gretna
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