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Isle de Jean Charles tribe looks at moving entire community north in first-of-its-kind test case

 


Looking out from the house he built in 1959 with lumber brought by boat to this island at the south end of Terrebonne Parish, Wenceslaus Billiot remembers when the view from his back porch was thick forest and solid marsh.

Now there is just open water.

With their homes growing ever more vulnerable to hurricanes, the 89-year-old Billiot and other residents of Isle de Jean Charles soon will have the choice of whether to stay on this slip of land or relocate, hopefully with their neighbors, to higher ground.

http://theadvocate.com/news/15343098-87/isle-de-jean-charles-tribe-looks-at-moving-entire-community-north

 

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