YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE ELIGIBLE: Hurricane and storm-damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem restoration will be provided in a 4,700-square-mile area in Cameron, Calcasieu and Vermilion parishes.

You can enter your address at: and can apply online if you are eligible for this flood risk reduction.

The program is offered by the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The efforts are offered because of the area’s low elevation, flat terrain and closeness to the Gulf of Mexico.

“The people, economy and unique environment and cultural heritage in this Southwest Louisiana area are at risk of flooding from tidal surge and waves from tropical storms,” according to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. “Land subsidence, combined with sea-level rise, is expected to increase the potential for coastal flooding, shoreline erosion, saltwater intrusion, and loss of wetland and chenier habitats in the future.”