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The land in the Mississippi. River Delta is sinking corroding Louisiana has lost about two thousand square miles since the nineteen thirties and as sees rise the loss of land will only accelerate. If nothing is done to slow this loss Louisiana could lose an area more than twice the size of the state of Rhode Island in the next fifty years among us coastal regions. Orlando's going underwater faster than anywhere else. Pat Forbes directs the Louisiana Office of Community Development. He says the state's coastline is a precious is cultural and resource. Louisiana is home to a huge fishing industry among the top oil and gas producing states and five hundred million tons of cargo pass through its ports and channels each year. We have a lot of people working in our coast and living in our coast. We have to figure out ways to to a doubt to this changing reality. The state is approved. A fifty billion dollar plan to rebuild land build flood barriers and implement other projects such such as elevating homes but Ford says even if the plan is implemented in full some places cannot be saved. Some communities are going to disappear