Public Meetings Scheduled for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project

USACE New Orleans District
Published June 5, 2024

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will be hosting public meetings on the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project.


Public Meeting Schedule:

June 10 at 6 p.m.

Cameron Parish Police Jury - West Annex

148 Smith Circle

Cameron, LA 70631


June 11 at 6 p.m.

Westlake Freedom Hall

1100 National Drive

Westlake, LA 70669


June 12 at 6 p.m.

Abbeville American Legion Post 29

3319 Veterans Memorial Dr.

Abbeville, LA 70510


June 13 at 6 p.m.

FK White Middle School

1000 E McNeese Street

Lake Charles, LA 70607


The purpose of the Southwest Coastal Project is to implement localized storm surge risk reduction features to reduce hurricane storm surge damage risks to structures in Cameron, Calcasieu, and Vermilion Parishes. Nearly 4,000 structures were identified as preliminarily eligible in the 2016 Final Feasibility Study. Qualifying residential structures will be raised approximately 5 feet on average. Additionally, 342 non-residential structures will be considered for dry-flood proofing to three feet above ground and berm construction for 157 warehouses will be considered less than or equal to 6 feet above the ground.

To read more about the project or verify that your property is eligible, visit the project website here: or call the project hotline at (877) 814-2539.

Rene Poche

Release no. 24-028