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Bid to relocate Louisiana town runs into difficulties

Isle de Jean Charles getting government funds to move because of global warming

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Residents of Isle de Jean Charles. Louisiana had faced a dilemma - build too close to the town and residents remain exposed to severe flooding. Build too far north and fewer would move. Compromise meant a relatively flood-prone site that could still cost US$30 million. 

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Residents of Isle de Jean Charles. Louisiana had faced a dilemma - build too close to the town and residents remain exposed to severe flooding. Build too far north and fewer would move. Compromise meant a relatively flood-prone site that could still cost US$30 million. 

Washington

THERE was a fight coming and everyone knew it, so the reverend asked his guests to start with a prayer.  

"Dear Lord, here we gather to consider ways and means that we might be relocated," began Roch Naquin, who lives in Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, a town slipping

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