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 created resources for residents and agency employees using the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. These highlight the effects of current and future coastal storm surge-based flooding on three key service areas including: Education, Health, and Transportation.
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, read this education fact sheet.
To explore Louisiana’s changing coastal landscape and the potential impacts faced by hospitals as well as Medicaid health care providers and recipients, read this health fact sheet.
To explore Louisiana’s changing coastal landscape and the potential impacts to roadways and the communities most affected by these impacts, read this transportation fact sheet.
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.