Senator Landrieu tours Baton Rouge Levees

Senator Landrieu tours Baton Rouge Levees

POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:12pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 7:43pm

Senator Mary Landrieu took a tour of the levees right here in the Capital City.

She was joined on the tour by Mayor-President Kip Holden.

She says the levees are holding up well for the most part, but says there are areas of concern. "It’s a system that is not complete and in some places needs to be reinforced and we’re standing in one place right now,” stated Landrieu.

She went on to say the $13 billion invested by the state in flood protection measures has resulted in  Louisiana protecting itself from more than $370 billion in flood damage.

She also stated that she believes local officials throughout the state have done a great job in getting people prepared for the flood.

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