State agency issues emergency rule for levees
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state agency is issuing an emergency rule affecting levees in Louisiana's coastal area so local jurisdictions can control activity due to dangerous flood conditions on the Mississippi River and other waterways.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board says the emergency rule went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday.
CPRA Chairman Chip Kline says residents are urged to refrain from unauthorized activities on levees, including driving, parking, mowing, mooring or ATV use. He says the height and flow rate of the river increases the danger should someone accidentally fall in.
The rule is designed to be enforced by local levee districts and authorities at their discretion, though they are expected to coordinate with the Corps of Engineers and the state.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Walmart teams up with Baton Rouge city-parish leaders to increase vaccine access...
I-10 widening in BR gets federal approval, expected to begin construction in...
Murdered mother's 3 small children caught in middle of custody battle
Truancy a growing concern during pandemic, could put juveniles on dangerous path
State claims man still owes hundreds due to error in tax form