Louisiana coastal resilience focus of a new state awareness campaign

15 Aug 2018

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Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced a new plan Monday (August 13) to raise awareness of threats to coastal resilience and the state's 50-year master plan to protect the coast.

The new Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign plans to use "Story Maps" to better inform the public about the state's Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan and explain how storm-surge flooding and coastal erosion might impact transportation infrastructure and healthcare and education facilities.

"Sharing and coordinating the Master Plan's knowledge among state agencies and citizens is necessary so that we can truly understand and advocate as a state for its implementation," Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement released Monday.

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