Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Isaac --- August 28 2012

After Isaac:  Still a Ghost Town

Meanwhile, Mr. Gourgues drives down Louisiana 39 almost every day from his temporary home in Meraux to his damaged home in Braithwaite. Only about one-third of the town's 1,000 residents have returned so far.
Mr. Gourgues longs to get back. "When your home is your home, it's your home," he said. That is an emotion everyone in this part of Louisiana can understand.


The state allocated $8 million in federal funds to Plaquemines Parish, originally intended to either buyout or elevate homes that received significant water damage in Hurricane Isaac, according to Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
But so many people applied for a buyout that the state advised the parish to scrap that program and use the funds to elevate homes instead.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

if trees could speak

A loving tribute to residents who planted trees, making this one of the loveliest neighborhoods in St Bernard Parish.  

If Trees could speak .......a loving tribute to the residents who planted trees.

And these are just the large Oak trees in a small section of the neighborhood.  There are many many more.  Residents worked out an agreement with Murphy Oil to leave the trees when the buy-up houses were demolished.  It makes for one of the loveliest neighborhoods in St Bernard Parish.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DRAFT Comprehensive Land Use Plan

St Bernard Parish Louisiana

The Planning Commissioners to conduct public meetings in each councilmatic district to discuss a proposal on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

DRAFT Comprehensive Land Use Plan

DRAFT 2 (October 2013)
Planning Meeting


Master Streets Plan


Land Use and Flood Plains

Steering Committee Comments to SPB Planning Commission

St Bernard Parish Builder's Bundles

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