Allen Lottinger

Levee system getting out of reach

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says it needs four more years to redesign the Morganza to the Gulf levee, which is supposed to protect areas of Coastal Louisiana from storm surges. Plus, the 100-year hurricane structure, projected to be 28-feet high when completed, would take 30 years to build. […]

Government

East and west bank levee protection update

By Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux

St. Charles Parish Councilman

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Hurricane Katrina, residents of St. Charles Parish have written about their concerns if such a storm were to hit the parish head-on. Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux herein updates them about our hurricane protection on the east and west banks so far.) […]

Government

Super levee is gaining momentum

BOUTTE – After last years’ improbably active hurricane season, Luling resident Jeffrey Brou questioned the wisdom of staying in his low-lying neighborhood of Willowdale. Was Katrina really a 100-year-storm event – or a harbinger of more superstorms to come? […]