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HNC Flood Control Structure is Symbol of Progress and Opportunity for Terrebonne Parish Hurricane Protection

1/18/2012

Members of the Morganza Action Coalition (MAC) toured fabrication yards in Houma and Amelia today with representatives of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) to see progress being made on construction of key flood control structures to be installed on the Houma Navigation Canal.

“It is exciting to see Terrebonne Parish get one step closer to getting the level of hurricane protection that our communities not only need, but deserve.  The HNC flood control structure, now under construction, is not only a significant infrastructure project for our parish, but it symbolizes the hope we have in sustaining our valuable region for future generations,” said MAC Chairman Sharon Bergeron.

“The citizens of Louisiana and Terrebonne Parish, in particular, should be proud that it is their commitment to hurricane protection and their tax dollars that are making this floodgate possible. But we can’t stop there. Our largest challenge continues to be securing federal funding to complete the federally authorized Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System and protect over 120,000 residents of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes from hurricane and tropical storm floodwaters,” Bergeron continues. “Therefore, MAC will continue to pound the pavement on Capitol Hill to convince lawmakers that our region is worth protecting and our people deserve the federal government’s support to ensure the future of this valuable piece of American real estate.”
 

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