Mississippi officials, Steven Palazzo express concerns about proposed Louisiana levee

Mississippi officials are asking the federal government to thoroughly study the potential effects of any proposed new levee construction in southeast Louisiana.

Officials in Hancock County, Miss., said they oppose a suggested 24-foot barrier levee that will close or partially close Lake Pontchartrain and protect St. Tammany Parish.

“This is way bigger than us,” said Supervisor Steve Seymour. “These son-of-a-guns in Louisiana are just looking to protect themselves. All they are doing is working their way to the east. It’s going to end up drowning us.”

Jackson County and the cities of Waveland and Bay St. Louis have all filed letters objecting to the proposal.

Gulf Live