Even in shutdown, Corps still plans to talk Ascension levees Wed.
GONZALES- The government shutdown will not cancel a planned meeting to talk about levee protection in Ascension Parish.
The Army Corps of Engineers will meet with residents Wednesday night at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The federal delegation will discuss design plans for a new levee system.
Ascension Parish could be left out of the plans and only areas further south will be protected, including LaPlace.
It is planned that the levees would keep areas that flooded during Isaac in 2012 dry in a similar storm.
The meeting is from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.