FEMA grants additional hurricane recovery money to SW La.

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant Louisiana a total of $92,315,645.27 in additional relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Delta and Ida.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, all Republicans.

“This is big for families in Louisiana who have had a long road to recovery,” Cassidy said. “Louisiana is still rebuilding, but one thing is certain — we will fully rebuild.”

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The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District will receive a $1,555,518.96 grant that will provide federal funding for the replacement of a damaged transit shed during Hurricane Laura.

The city of Sulphur will receive $1,769,842.80 for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Laura.

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will receive $69,174,600.20 for the removal of hurricane debris.

Chennault International Airport Authority will receive $1,764,884.66 for damages to their Fire Water Pumphouse 1.

All of the reimbursement are being made at a 90 percent federal cost-share and authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

The rest of the funding will be distributed between the cities of New Orleans and Denham Springs, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office, Tangipahoa Parish School System, St. Helena Parish and Catahoula Parish Police Jury.

“We continue to work with FEMA and local entities to push through outstanding Public Assistance applications,” Higgins said. “To date, we have delivered over $3.1 billion in federal disaster relief in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We will not stop working for Southwest Louisiana.”