What We Protect 2017-05-07T12:58:22+00:00

What We Protect

Our Uniqueness

Our region is famous not only for our delicious gumbo, but also for what our unique cuisine symbolizes to us: the blending of a diverse population of people interacting and contributing to the creation of something greater than the sum of its parts; a wholly unique, rich, and cohesive community.

Our Soul

Whether it be the hands of our neighbors, or visitors from all corners of the world; we wave together for Mardi Gras beads, in applause at the performers at our many public festivals, or in unison in cheering on our beloved Saints.

Our Community

There is no other region in our country that has suffered a devastation of the magnitude of hurricane Katrina. For us it was simply “The Storm” or “The Hurricane.” No name was necessary because we were all in it together. We have come back stronger than ever because hands reached out to neighbors’ hands, one to the other, over and over again. We wept, but like our summer heat, we rose, knowing our shared experience bonded us as the human family we are and which few communities come to be.

What We Protect

Our Uniqueness

Our region is famous not only for our delicious gumbo, but also for what our unique cuisine symbolizes to us: the blending of a diverse population of people interacting and contributing to the creation of something greater than the sum of its parts; a wholly unique, rich, and cohesive community.

Our Soul

Whether it be the hands of our neighbors, or visitors from all corners of the world; we wave together for Mardi Gras beads, in applause at the performers at our many public festivals, or in unison in cheering on our beloved Saints.

Our Community

There is no other region in our country that has suffered a devastation of the magnitude of hurricane Katrina. For us it was simply “The Storm” or “The Hurricane.” No name was necessary because we were all in it together. We have come back stronger than ever because hands reached out to neighbors’ hands, one to the other, over and over again. We wept, but like our summer heat, we rose, knowing our shared experience bonded us as the human family we are and which few communities come to be.

Protecting southeast Louisiana,

with its history, cultural richness, natural beauty, and community
is not only our duty at the Flood Protection Authority, but it

is our privilege.

Protecting southeast Louisiana,

with its history, cultural richness, natural beauty, and community is not only our duty at the Flood Protection Authority, but it

is our privilege.

We Live Here

Many among our staff are native to our area, with ancestral ties that date back to several generations. We are dedicated to guarding our land and citizens by utilizing all available methods and state of the art means of preventing destructive flooding.

We are dedicated to defending you

by operating world renowned surge protection barriers, maintaining greatly enhanced and solidly reinforced levees and floodwalls, and providing educational resources regarding actions you can take in the effort to protect yourselves in the event of a storm. While vulnerability will always exist, we will continue to provide our community with every resource available to guard our shared home.

We Live Here

Many among our staff are native to our area, with ancestral ties that date back to several generations. We are dedicated to guarding our land and citizens by utilizing all available methods and state of the art means of preventing destructive flooding.

We are dedicated to defending you

by operating world renowned surge protection barriers, maintaining greatly enhanced and solidly reinforced levees and floodwalls, and providing educational resources regarding actions you can take in the effort to protect yourselves in the event of a storm. While vulnerability will always exist, we will continue to provide our community with every resource available to guard our shared home.