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WEATHER UPDATE

A slight risk of severe weather is possible this Sunday over portions of the forecast area.

Timing for Sunday's severe weather threat still looks like it will be a daytime event. Areas around Baton Rouge should see the worst weather before noon, and then New Orleans and the MS Gulf Coast should see the worst weather in the afternoon and evening hours. All modes of severe weather are possible Sunday...tornadoes, strong damaging wind gusts, and large hail could all be possible with any severe thunderstorms that develop. Heavy rainfall could also be an issue. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches could occur with the severe thunderstorms moving through which could cause some minor flooding issues. Street flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas will be the biggest issue and some rivers could rise into minor flood stage.

Possible/Expected Impacts:
The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:
• Wind gusts up to 60 mph which could down trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage
• Hail up to quarter size
• Isolated Tornadoes

The graphic below highlights the severe weather threat area.
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Two Coastal Projects being considered by CWPPRA

Two St. Bernard Parish coastal projects were voted in the top 10 for consideration by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Technical Committee. The projects will be further evaluated in 2017 and will be considered for Phase 1 (Engineering and Design) funding on December 7, 2017. This is the second consecutive year that SBPG had at least one project make it to the final round of the CWPPRA nomination process. Last year, Bayou La Loutre Ridge Restoration and Marsh Creation were voted #1 in the Pontchartrain Basin, #6 in the state, and were ultimately approved for Phase 1 funding. Here is a description of the two projects:

#5: East Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing (Breton Sound Basin) $25-30 million

- Would create or nourish 375 acres of marsh
- Would create 7 acres (13,860 linear feet) of marsh terracing
- Would protect the Delacroix area, one of the most historic and productive fishing communities in the United States
- Consistent with the 2017 State Coastal Master Plan
- Voted #2 overall in the Breton Sound Basin during the PPL 27 nomination process

#7: Point aux Marchettes Shoreline Protection and Terracing (Pontchartrain Basin) $30-35 million

- Would protect over 5.5 miles of shoreline in the Biloxi Marsh
- Would protect over 260 acres of highly productive marsh
- Would create 3 acres (7,000 linear feet) of marsh terracing
- Consistent with the MRGO Ecosystem Restoration Plan
- Consistent with the 2017 State Coastal Master Plan
- Ranked as a top priority in the St. Bernard Parish Coastal Strategy Document
- Voted #1 overall in the Pontchartrain Basin during the PPL 27 nomination process
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Pet of the Week - Fendi

Meet Fendi! This beauty is a boxer/pit mix who is about 6 years old. Don’t let her age fool you because she is as playful and energetic as a puppy. Fendi is sweet and friendly, very approachable and wants to be the center of attention. She is learning to walk on a leash and with all her energy she would be a great companion for afternoon walks. Come meet Fendi and her friends at the St. Bernard Animal Shelter located at 5455 E. Judge Perez Drive in Violet.
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