Land is bought and studies are carried out before the building starts and the families move in the next year or two.
But Chris Brune does not want to go.
When he looks at the missing plot of land called the island of Jean Charles, he says that the project of creating a new community for him and his neighbors is not an opportunity to be grabbed but a difficult decision to be taken.
The island is the only house she knows. His parents lived there. And theirs. And theirs.
"Nature and the environment to be raised as a child to play outside and all this here, … (it's) just a really good upbringing," says Brune.
The island is flat and open. Briz mixes the Spanish moss that hangs from the old trees and the wind of the wind. The weather here is marked by storms. At one point, the houses were built on the ground, and some were raised on short pairs. Then came Hurricanes Isidore and Lily, and the homes had to be placed on higher stilts. As Gustav crashed, most of the houses were picked up.
However, this land inhabited by native Americans when they were forced to be expelled from their hereditary areas on the tear trail nearly two centuries ago , disappears. The rise of the seas, sinking and erosion have seen 98% of the surface of the island of Jean Charles suffused by water since the 1950s. And that does not stop.
So Brunet has decided and plans to move 40 miles north and inside the country, along with maybe 20 other families, to the new settlement paid by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Planning. – he says, adding that "it's not that. You can not go there and make it over. There is no way. "
The property is also open and flat. The Spanish moss still hangs from the trees. But every bird singer has to compete with the traffic noise of the highway 24, which runs past one side of the tract. There is a bay, but Bruno laughs when he says, "I just see a ditch." The earth has been a cane field, but it will now be a "pioneering project," said Pat Forbes, executive director of the Louisiana Community Development Office. The people of Jean Charles will not be the last ones to move because of climate change.
As this is the first government project of its kind, it will be more expensive, but it also offers opportunities, says Forbes.
"One of the main goals is to improve the culture that society has ever had, and to help them have the opportunity to return to some sort of similarity to this one," he told CNN.
But he knows that some islanders will reluctantly move, and others will not.
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