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September 5, 2019
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an agreement allocating a total of $41.7 million to Lafourche Parish levee districts for storm protection projects. The total includes $36 million of the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds and $5.6 million in surplus to the South Lafourche Levee District. The timing of the agreement coincides with the completion of a $2.5 million floodgate for Louisiana Highway 1.