WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $3,826,928.45 in federal funds to elevate flood-prone properties in Iberia Parish and Denham Springs.
“South Louisiana families shouldn’t have to be worried about losing their homes or businesses every time there is a heavy rain,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding ensures these communities won’t have to start over after the next big storm.”
FEMA is providing $2,144,867.45 to raise 15 structures in Iberia Parish to meet FEMA and local ordinance requirements at the base flood elevation plus one-foot freeboard. The project will be in accordance with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24 standard.
FEMA is also supplying $1,682,061 to acquire and elevate flood-prone buildings in Denham Springs. Two properties will be demolished, and future development and land use will be deed restricted in compliance with the Robert T. Stafford Act. Ten other structures will be raised to satisfy FEMA, local ordinance and ASCE requirements.