Corps of Engineers to open information center for floodway

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District announced Wednesday it will open an information center for the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The purpose of the facility will be to provide information about the corps' recovery efforts and restoration of breached levees in the floodway and to explain the claims process for people who believe they are entitled to compensation for damages caused by floodway operations, according to a news release. The corps also said it plans to hold informational public meetings in the floodway areas. Details on the location, date and time of the information center opening and the date and place of the meetings will be announced later, the release said.

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