WBRZ: USDA buys flood-prone Louisiana homes for wetlands project

GONZALES, La. (AP) – The federal government has bought out an entire flood-prone neighborhood in Louisiana, prompting all its residents to move to higher ground.

News outlets report the agency U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program financed the buyouts on along Silverleaf Street in Gonzales, which was carved out of a wetland in the 1980s and has frequently flooded ever since.