11.04.21

Cassidy Announces $17 Million in Severe Weather, Hurricane Laura Relief

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $17,049,653.24 to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), West Feliciana Parish, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for severe storm and Hurricane Laura relief. Cassidy had recently contacted FEMA on behalf of West Feliciana Parish regarding their request.

“It has taken far too long for relief to reach southwest Louisiana. And when it does, it often comes in small trickles,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is welcome aid, but there is more work to do.”

Grant Awarded

Recipient

Project Description

$5,878,923.49

The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

The grant is reimbursement for damage sustained to the Cat Island Bridge severe storms and flooding earlier this year.

$1,582,575.31

West Feliciana Parish

The grant is reimbursement for damage sustained to the Cat Island Bridge severe storms and flooding earlier this year.

$9,588,154.44 

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

The grant is reimbursement for emergency services after severe winter storms earlier this year, including delivering portable power generators, water pumps, forklifts, ice, Meals Ready to Eat, drinking water, and tarps.

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