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St. Charles Parish celebrates local levee construction while fighting Biggert-Waters Act

February 3, 2014

As St. Charles Parish officials celebrated the start of construction of a levee on the vulnerable west bank, they acknowledged they still have a major hurdle ahead: getting federal recognition that the levee improves hurricane protection. Even if the levee were completed tomorrow, its protection against storm surge still would not mean lower flood insurance premiums for residents unless the federal government chooses to recognize its existence.