Jackson County Open House Meeting

Improved storm water drainage systems is just one issue residents will be free to address at an open house meeting scheduled for Thursday in Jackson County.
Jackson County is one of six applicants vying for a portion of a $1 billion federal grant to address damages caused by Hurricane Isaac and other proposed community projects.
It’s all to determine what projects would be best suited for a $150 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, should the county receive it.
Supervisor Barry Cumbest said, “There’s some big projects we’re looking at doing. We’re trying to open up waterways. Our areas drain but they drain slowly, they just drain too slow. We’re trying to open up some of the major waterways to get the water out faster than what it’s been going, to hopefully alleviate some of the flooding that we get from time to time in those areas.”
The meeting is open to the public and scheduled for Thursday between 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the East Jackson County Storm Shelter.  

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