LA State Sen. JP Morrell Schedules Town Hall Meeting On Hurricane Preparedness

LA State Sen. JP Morrell

NEW ORLEANS – In the wake of a recent large scale flooding, LA State Sen. JP Morrell is convening a Hurricane, Coastal Restoration and Flood Protection Town Hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., to brief the public on state hurricane preparedness and the status of local flood control structures.

         The schedule will include:


5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Presentation by Coastal Protection and Restoration (CPRA) Authority with related Q&A


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Presentation by the Flood Protection Authority (Southeast LA Flood Protection Authority – East) regarding status update of Hurricane and Flood Protection with related Q&A


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open Meeting, for Q&A, with CPRA, SLPA-E and Legislative Panel


         Representative from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been invited. If in attendance, they will participate in final Q&A portion.

         "It’s time for a comprehensive, local, overview of the status of flood protection in New Orleans,” said Sen. Morrell. “Three state agencies are tasked with flood control in our area; Southeastern Flood Protection Authority East, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority as well as the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. I’ve been in contact with Sen. Yvonne Dorsey (D-Baton Rouge), the Chair of Senate Local and Municipal Affairs, as well as Sen. Norby Chaubert (R-Houma), the Chair of Senate Natural Resources. Between our three committees, we have comprehensive oversight over all the respective response agencies. It is necessary, and appropriate, that the public be reassured that government is prepared as we continue through this hurricane season.”

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