Tribe moving from shrinking Louisiana island to sugar cane farm


Louisiana officials have chosen a sugar cane farm as the next home for residents of a tiny, shrinking island — a move funded with a 2016 federal grant awarded to help relocate communities fleeing the effects of climate change.

Dozens of Isle de Jean Charles residents are to be relocated about 40 miles to the northwest, in Terrebonne Parish,|The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate report.

The state is negotiating to purchase the 515-acre tract, which is closer to stores, schools and health care — and which is less flood-prone than the island, which has been battered by hurricanes and tropical storms.

Louisiana’s Office of Community Development expects to finalize the purchase in the coming weeks.

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