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Pointe Coupee leaders approve solution to flooding issues

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POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The Pointe Coupee Police Jury approved the flood remedy plan for the neighborhood they call "Flood City."

"Gustav was in 2008, so it's now time to get these projects done," said Melanie Beuche, the police jury president.

The money for the projects is part of a federal disaster grant from a while back.

An engineering firm delivered the parish's plan Tuesday night, and Pecan Acres Subdivision in New Roads is specifically targeted.

"The proposed project is a program to construct ring levees, and with the construction of the ring levees, we think it will protect that area," said Thomas David, President of Pan Am Engineers.

The good thing about Pecan Acres is that the parish already owns the servitude areas it needs to build ring levees. That means they can go straight to collecting bids and hope to start construction in the next three or four months.

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