LA Legislature Considering 5-Year Update to $50 Billion Coastal Protection Plan

Strategy range from building barrier islands and beachfronts to raising buildings out of flood areas

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority unanimously approved the 50-year, $50 billion five-year update of the state's master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane storm surge protection, and sent it on to the state Legislature. 

The plan follows a "multiple lines of defense" strategy that includes projects ranging from rebuilding or building new barrier islands and beachfronts along the coast to creating a long-term, well-financed program for raising buildings out of potential flood areas or buying them outright.

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