CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) – Efforts to address storm drainage are underway in the City of Central.
Crews will check every neighborhood and roadside throughout the city and use cameras to look at the underground pipes to see if anything is blocking water flow. If so, they will clean out those pipes.
The city is using federal money to help pay for the flood prevention project.
“That’s where some of our tax dollars suppose to go whether it gets there or not, but that’s where it suppose to go,” said resident Blake Hebert.
Mayor David Barrow is encouraging residents to do their part in helping to reduce flood risks.
“Keep your drain cleans. don’t throw trash, even yard debris, yard clippings, leaves and don’t put those in the drains, because they can clog when they get to a certain pipe,” said Barrow.
This is the first phase of the project which is expected to be completed next year.