Cypress Point Fight to Keep Heads Above Water

Local News
The community on Cypress Point in Livingston Parish is in a race against the clock to get assistance for flood damage.
 
Ten homes in the community are in danger of falling into the Amite River and if something isn’t done, the entire community could be in danger.
 
This week the director of the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness sent a request for action to the Governors Office, asking for assistance for the residents of cypress point who are right on the edge of losing everything.
 
When you pull into cypress point, it looks like a ghost town.
 
The debris piles show that these people, like many others around the state have been affected by our recent floods, but the residents of Cypress Point say they are in danger of losing everything. 
 
Harrell has been watching cypress point very closely, but he says without assistance from the state, his office doesn’t have the resources to save these homes.
 
Until assistance finds its way to cypress point, all residents can do is watch their property get swept away by the river.
 
Calls to the Governor’s Office for comment were not returned, but Harrell did say that a meeting has been set for Monday at GOHSEP to discuss the the community of cypress point.
 
 

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