NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois,
Terrebonne Levee District Executive Director Reggie Dupre and South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole gave a joint presentation to members of the Bayou Industrial Group
at the organization's June 14 luncheon.
With the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning June 1, the levee directors recapped the destructive storms that came ashore along Louisiana's coast in 2020 with limited impacts in coastal Lafourche and Terrebonne, due in part to the significant levee and drainage improvements made in the area in recent years.
The leaders also updated the business group on current and recently completed projects along local levees and flood control structures, the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System and the Houma Navigation Canal Lock to protect the Bayou Region this hurricane season and beyond.
Bourgeois kicked off the presentation with a graphic displaying NOAA's predictions for the 2021 hurricane season, with three to five major hurricanes currently projected during an above-normal active season. (See graphic below.)