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Parish President Randolph Issues Statement on Potential Flood Risk

LAFOURCHE PARISH (May 10, 2011) - Parish President Charlotte Randolph issued the following statement today regarding Lafourche Parish's potential flood risk:

"Lafourche Parish Government has been monitoring this entire situation for some time now, and we are well aware of the potential flooding risks if the Morganza Spillway is opened. As we continue in our efforts, we are hoping to have more detailed inundation maps in the very near future. At this time, Lafourche Parish residents simply need to continue to monitor emergency information through the Lafourche Parish Government website as well as local media, and stay informed as the situation continues to develop. Lafourche Parish Government and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office are continuing to monitor the situation and we will immediately update the public as information becomes available."


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