Sen. Mary Landrieu pushes for levee that would have protected St. John from Hurricane Isaac's surge |

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told residents of storm-battered St. John the Baptist Parish Wednesday that it’s time to scrap the federal process that has delayed the construction of a levee that would have protected thousands of parish residents from tidal flooding brought on by Hurricane Isaac. “When the rest of the country doesn’t get funded, it’s an inconvenience. It’s a problem, etcetera, etcetera. When we don’t get funded, we drown,” she said at a meeting of parish officials at the New Wine Christian Fellowship in LaPlace, whose property is being used as the area’s disaster recovery center.

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