- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - The major flooding issues in and around Youngsville might be a thing of the past if the city gains federal funding to improve drainage in the city and the surrounding municipalities.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1pcNJBB ) Pamela Granger, senior project manager for a Baton Rouge engineering firm, told Youngsville officials she has been in contact with Mark Wingate, chief of the projects and restoration branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss tapping into a potential funding source.

She said Wingate told her the agency had done some storm-relief work in the Youngsville area in 2007 and 2010, setting a foundation for future projects.

Granger said the top choice for funding in Louisiana would be Youngsville, and Wingate will submit the funding request this month.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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