NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois presented a post-Hurricane Ida update at the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) meeting on October 20 at Nicholls State University. South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole and Terrebonne Levee District Executive Director Reggie Dupre also provided updates.
All three levee directors spoke about specific damages the levees incurred during Hurricane Ida, damages and flooding inside and outside of the levee systems, and improvements that continue to be needed within each district and to the regional Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. As they explained, most of these improvements were already underway before Hurricane Ida made landfall.
Although our region was not completely spared from flooding and damage, CPRA Chairman Chip Kline complimented the directors on their hard work and efforts over the years and during Hurricane Ida that prevented more extensive flooding in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. The levee directors also noted the CRPA's tremendous work and accomplishments that have made the completion of flood protection projects possible in our region to combat hurricanes like Ida and major storms in the future.