Louisiana Mayor Rick Ramsey said Tuesday that the flooding in his town was “man-made” and that he plans to file a lawsuit against both state and federal governments. He expects insurance companies across the state to join him in his suit.
According to Mayor Ramsey, last year the government expanded a six foot cement barrier built along Interstate 12 that was supposed to drain water but instead prevented rising water from draining away from his town. This new man made construction put the city of Walker in a bowl like what happened in New Orleans when the levy broke. The barrier prevented any water from draining out of Walker.
Mayor Ramsey stated, ““I’ve been begging [the government] for three-and-a-half years to give us more drainage under the interstate. When the Amite River went up, it hit that wall. We have video evidence that shows the concrete…
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