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City of Tallulah Responds to Flood Concerns

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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Many streets in the city of Tallulah are under water, leaving many residents wondering what the city is doing to help.

Mayor Eddie Beckwith says the Panola Bayou is over flowing which caused a backup, making many homes flood.

He says the city has two drainage project plans in the works, and those began in 2008.

With assessments complete by both the engineers and FEMA, now he says, it's out of the city's hands.

Mayor Beckwith says, "it's a matter of getting funded now, so hopefully we'll get funded and that FEMA will take a great, great look at us and see how desperate our community needs some drainage issues."

Beckwith says sandbags are being readied to hand out because of the threat of rain this weekend.

For those who need them, go to the City Barn or the Community Center.

A shelter will also be available at the Community Center, if needed.

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