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St. Tammany Flood Board Holding First Meeting

A new levee board created to build flood protection projects in St. TammanyParish is meeting for the first time today.

The nine commissioners of the St. TammanyLevee, Drainage and Conservation District will meet in Mandeville.

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the board is made up of gubernatorial appointees from communities throughout the parish.

The board was set up by the Legislature this year. It will work as other levee boards do in Louisiana — looking after the parish's flood control needs. As a political subdivision of the state, it has taxing authority.

Parish President Pat Brister says the board is an important beginning of a new chapter in flood protection history.

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