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Master storm water plans to prevent future flooding revealed

Flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish (Source: WAFB) Flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

As the two year anniversary of the 2016 flooding approaches, residents got a new look Thursday night at plans to better manage flood risk in Baton Rouge.

The city reviewed the latest information on a master storm water plan and what's being done to prevent flooding. The storm plan is being rolled out in three phases. The first phase focuses on funding for projects. There's also an effort underway to understand how well the city's drainage system is working so future flooding can be better predicted.

"We're heading int he right direction, we're looking at the right data that's needed to make an overall master plan. Once we get that plan, we can continue to upgrade its sequences that need to be done," said Fred Raiford, director of Transportation and Drainage.

The meeting was hosted by the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.

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