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Parish President Matassa proclaims March as Flood Awareness Month

Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President) Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed the month of March as Flood Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.

At the March 17 council meeting, Matassa met with Ascension Parish flood plain manager, Marcia Shivers, to discuss Flood Awareness Month.

“This time last year, we were urging people to obtain flood insurance for their property,” said Matassa. “Today, we all know how devastating flooding can be.”

Because of the two devastating and cataclysmic floods in 2016, Parish residents are urged to be aware of the measures which can be taken by themselves or through government to reduce the risk of flood losses.

RELATED: August 2016 flooding

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