June 9, 2021

Cassidy Announces $46.5 Million Grant to Lake Charles for Debris Removal After Hurricane

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $46,498,869 million in federal funding to reimburse the city of Lake Charles for debris removal in the wake of repeated natural disasters, including Hurricane Laura.

“Lake Charles has been pounded by natural disasters,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is another step to get Lake Charles back on its feet.”

Last fall, Hurricane Laura made landfall with damaging winds, heavy rain, and storm surge which deposited debris throughout Lake Charles. The grants funded the removal of over two million cubic yards of debris form Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura.