Coast Guard conducts Houma levee system overflight

Rear Admiral John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District; Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA1); Army Colonel Stephen Murphy, commander and district engineer, New Orleans District, and Dwayne Bourgeois, executive director, North Lafourche Levee District board a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, August 26, 2019. The Coast Guard provided an overflight of the local levee system. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli)

Rear Admiral John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District; Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA1); Army Colonel Stephen Murphy, commander and district engineer, New Orleans District, and Dwayne Bourgeois, executive director, North Lafourche Levee District board a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, August 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli)

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard provided an overflight of the Houma levee system for Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA1) and the Army Corps of Engineers, Monday.

Rear Admiral John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, was joined by the Congressman and Army Colonel Stephen Murphy, commander and district engineer, New Orleans District, as well as Dwayne Bourgeois, executive director, North Lafourche Levee District, aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter for an overflight of the levee system and to discuss recent and upcoming levee developments.

As the lead federal agency protecting our nation’s Marine Transportation System and the primary regulator of the maritime shipping industry, the Coast Guard advances American prosperity by securing ports and waterways and ensuring vessel safety.


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