As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), in partnership with the Office of Community Development, will host a series of four Community Conversations in coastal Louisiana in early 2016 to share information about the Flood Risk and Resilience Program.

Attendees will learn more about future coastal flood risk; how the State, parishes, and residents can reduce this risk; and the State’s approach to residential elevation, commercial floodproofing, and voluntary acquisition. Input received at these meetings will inform how CPRA’s Flood Risk and Resilience Program can be tailored to best meet the needs of local communities.

Each Community Conversation will include:

  • An open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. designed to share information and gather residents’ feedback about current and future flood risk through interactive vulnerability mapping;
  • A CPRA presentation at 5:30 p.m. on the Coastal Master Plan, the Flood Risk and Resilience Program, and nonstructural projects being analyzed; and,
  • Discussion about resilience measures and what types of nonstructural projects would best benefit the community as a whole.

The Community Conversation schedule is as follows:

February 16, 2016
Lafitte Multi-Purpose Center
4917 City Park Drive
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016
Terrebonne Parish Public Library
151 Library Drive
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Lake Charles
February 23, 2016
SEED Center
4310 Ryan Street
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

February 24, 2016
Castine Center
63350 Pelican Drive
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.