There's a multi-million dollar project happening at Forked Island/E. Broussard elementary school, one that hides it from the outside world.
The $1.8 million FEMA funded project entails surrounding the school on three sides with 14 foot high dirt walls and in front of the school with eight foot high cement wall with gates. This levee project comes after not one but two hurricanes left the school in disrepair, even closing it down for an entire year.
Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau says this project may not be attractive, but our biggest concern was the facility. It's a very low lying area so that's why the berm is very high.
The project should be completed by the end of this year. FEMA is expected to also fund a similar levee project around Erath Middle school and Erath High school.
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