Tensas Parish Hazard Mitigation

Under the Louisiana Planning Pilot Grant Program (LPPGP), HDCA, along with Bryant Hammett & Associates, LLC, provided hazard mitigation planning services resulting in an update to the Action Plan contained within the Parish’s existing Hazard Mitigation Plan. HDCA personnel compiled a project scoping summary report including projects to be included in the amended plan. The following priority projects were identified as projects to be scoped and incorporated via amendment to the Tensas Parish Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan:

1. Retrofit/Hardening of the St. Joseph Fire Station
2. Lake St. Joseph Flooding
3. Hardening of the St. Joseph Library
4. Hazard Mitigation of Sewer Pump Stations
5. Hale Road Crossing
6. Sanderson Road Flooding
7. Hardening of Waterproof Town Hall/Police Station
8. Hardening of Newellton Town Hall/Police Station
9. Hardening of St. Joseph Town Hall/Police Station
10. Elevation of Fletcher Residence
11. Avery Subdivision Drainage
12. Routh Street Drainage
13. Alex Drive Drainage
14. Ferrington Avenue Drainage

A feasibility study of each project to be scoped was conducted. After feasible projects were identified, they were scoped. This task included site visits, identification of Hazard Mitigation Measures, and a Benefit-Cost Analysis of each potential project to determine its potential eligibility under the HMGP program.

Following the approval of project scopes of work, an Amendment of the Hazard Mitigation Plan was drafted and adopted.