Al Lawson Makes Big Push For Jacksonville Flood Mitigation

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson represents a big swath of North Florida from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, and in the wake of Irma, the first-term Democrat noted Jacksonville’s historic flooding.

Weeks after the waters receded, Lawson moved toward proposing action — and that action could provide relief for much of Jacksonville’s propensity toward river-related flooding, the inundation that wreaked havoc as Irma churned through and out of the area.

Lawson wrote a letter to Mick Mulvaney, chairman of the Federal Office of Management and Budget, on Monday that outlined the ask: $79 million for 11 flood and storm surge projects, funding for …

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