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LA - 2020 Hurricane Special: Saving Louisiana’s Coast

Now more than ever, conservationists explain how important it is to protect Louisiana’s coastline which serve as the primary line of defense against hurricanes.

In the midst of a global pandemic, Louisiana continues to deal with a land loss crisis. Nearly 1,900 sq. miles of land have disappeared since the 1930′s.

“We’re losing land in Louisiana at such an alarming rate," David Cresson with the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana said. "So any opportunity for organizations or for the state to rebuild land to find ways to refortify our coastline are critical.”

Cresson said hurricane protection is at the forefront of every effort to rebuild the coast.

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