La. lawmaker highlighting proposal to allow for dredging in Comite River

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Senator Bodi White is highlighting a proposal that allows for dredging in the Comite River.

He spoke Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Lunch on Jefferson Highway. White says cities like Central, Baker, and Zachary can do their part to improve drainage, but he says the dredging of the Comite would address a larger problem. The mayor of Central also spoke and says addressing drainage is important.

"This is an event that can happen in any city. It is not a tornado. It's not just a hurricane that will happen on the Gulf Coast. It's not an earthquake that you'll have in Hawaii. This storm can happen anywhere and it can happen to us again," said Mayor Junior Shelton.

Senator White's proposal is now headed to the governor's desk.

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