- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Isle as a levee protecting the barrier island washes away.

Jefferson Parish leaders say they’re trying to find a way to make repairs before the June 1 start of hurricane season.

WDSU-TV (https://bit.ly/2qqTWSC ) reports continued winds and storms have beat on a half-mile portion of the levee on the western side of the island. It requires emergency repairs for the second year in a row.

Mayor David Camardelle says the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the parish are planning to cover the expected $2 million repair.

No homes are directly in harm’s way, but Camardelle says the eroding beach is driving tourists away at the peak of the summer season.

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Information from: WDSU-TV, https://www.wdsu.com


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