A Louisiana company has won an $11.9 million contract as part of a project to add sand to Virginia Beach, Va., for hurricane protection.
A news release from the Pentagon says Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, was one of four bidders on the project in support of the Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection Beach Re-Nourishment.
Work will be done in Virginia Beach, with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2013.
A "flyover" overview video of the hurricane and flood protection system ringing the New Orleans region, from the Army Corps of Engineers.
In preparation for the storm’s landfall, the Corps has closed or is in the process of closing the following:
The latest projected rainfall and tropical storm-force windspeed maps from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center.
Maps will be reposted as conditions change.