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Aug 15, 2013 9:24 AM by AP

Larose seawall project to start soon

LAROSE, La. (AP) - Consulting engineer Larry Picciola says a seawall-raising project that would protect residents and businesses in Larose will start soon.

Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux says the parish has probably spent more money and effort on temporary levees in that area than any other location in the parish.

The project will raise the near mile-long wall along the Intracoastal Waterway up to 13 feet.

In some places, the seawall is as low as 7 feet.

South Lafourche Levee District Director Windell Curole say Hurricane Isaac, which hit a year ago, may not have been devastating, but the slow-moving storm came within a few feet of topping some of the lower sections of the seawall.

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