Development growth rises flood concerns in Ascension, Livingston

development flood concerns
Cries for stricter building regulations have been growing since the August 2016 flood swamped Prairieville and large swaths of Ascension and Livingston parishes. (The Associated Press)

Decades ago, as the nation’s longest desegregation case dragged on in East Baton Rouge Parish schools, families began flocking to the lower housing cost exurbs of Ascension and Livingston parishes…

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