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Louisiana’s Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk

Every day, the lives and livelihoods of our residents are affected by the challenge of wetland loss along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Whether you live along the coast or inland, the impacts of land loss and coastal flood risk ripple across our state. To better understand how we can prepare for increasing future coastal flood risk, CPRA and our partners at Louisiana State University and other state agencies, have created resources for residents and agency employees. These highlight the effects of current and future coastal storm surge-based flooding on three key service areas including: Education, Health, and Transportation.

Education

To explore Louisiana’s changing coastal landscape and the potential impacts faced by PreK-12 public schools, child care centers, and the children supported by these facilities, click on the image below. Download the companion fact sheet here.

EducationStory

Health

To explore Louisiana’s changing coastal landscape and the potential impacts faced by hospitals as well as Medicaid health care providers and recipients, click on the image below. Download the companion fact sheet here.

HealthStory

Transportation

To explore Louisiana’s changing coastal landscape and the potential impacts to roadways and the communities most affected by these impacts, click on the image below. Download the companion fact sheet here.

TransportationStory

 

To learn more about the data and methods used to estimate economic impacts to the education, health, and transportation service areas, please see the report Economic Impacts Assessment – Improving Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience through Interagency Flood Risk Outreach.

 

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