Livingston officials: property is sinking into Amite River
FRENCH SETTLEMENT – Livingston Parish emergency officials say homes along the Amite River in the Cypress Point subdivision are sinking into the river.
According to LOHSEP Director Mark Harrell, tens of homes are experiencing substantial soil erosion that is causing a safety concern and property loss.
In a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards Thursday, Harrell said that concrete should be dumped into the eroded area to temporarily halt the soil erosion.
“We are aware this is only a temporary fix but is the only feasible solution at this time,” Harrell said.
Harrell is asking state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks. He is requesting that state waive all permitting requirements, and the DOTD and National Guard should haul the concrete to the location.