Our employees work tirelessly to protect you from hurricane storm surge.

Who We Are

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the State of Louisiana determined that there was a need to regionalize levee districts in order to coordinate plans, projects, and procedures to better protect its citizens in the event of future storms. To accomplish this goal, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (Flood Protection Authority) was created by an act of the State Legislature in 2006.  The Flood Protection Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor.

Core Values 

Open and Transparent Communication




Clear Expectations

Mission Focus

Valued and Appreciated Employees

Who We Are

After Katrina, the federal government assigned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) the monumental task of constructing one of the largest flood protection systems in the world; the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The Flood Protection Authority-East worked closely with the USACE, providing input on design and construction of this system. Once the project was completed, the operation and maintenance responsibilities were transferred to the Flood Protection Authority-East.