Please help us celebrate our successes of the last year with dinner and drinks at the Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain. We’ll be joined by the Governor’s Office of Community Development and hear about the Governor’s Louisiana Watershed Initiative that was created by Executive Order early in 2018 in response to the 2016 floods.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Road Way Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
Pat Forbes, Executive Director for the Governor’s Office, will be our guest speaker. Pat will bring us up to speed on the Governor’s Louisiana Watershed Initiative that was created by Executive Order early in 2018.
In March and August 2016, Louisiana experienced two historic rain events that produced trillions of gallons of rainwater. The rising floodwaters reached more than 145,000 homes throughout the state, leaving behind an estimated $10 billion in damage and resulting in recovery efforts that will take years to complete.
These devastating events exposed key weaknesses in Louisiana’s approach to floodplain management and risk-reduction planning at all levels of government. In response, Gov. John Bel Edwards charged several state agencies with coordinating their efforts to develop a new approach to reducing flood risk throughout Louisiana.