Nov. 19, 2016 04:15

Soil Erosion Sinking Homes

Homes are sinking into Louisiana’s Amite River, according to Livingston Parish emergency officials. Substantial soil erosion in the area is putting property at risk, and posing a safety concern for residents.

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell is calling for state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks. He has written a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards requesting that the state waive all permitting requirements so that concrete can be dumped into the eroded area, in order to temporarily stop the erosion. “We are aware that this is only a temporary fix,” he said, “but it is the only feasible solution at this time.”


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