WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness and West Feliciana Parish a total of $7,461,498.80 in aid for the severe winter storms that hammered Louisiana earlier this year and heavy flooding. The Louisiana Office of Risk Management will receive $5,878,923.49 as reimbursement for emergency response operations after the 2021 winter storms, including delivering portable power generators, water pumps, forklifts, ice, traffic cones, light towers, and ready-to-eat meals. West Feliciana Parish will receive $1,582,575.31 as reimbursement for a temporary bridge set up after the destruction of the Cat Island bridge due to the historic flooding in 2016.
“This is crucial help Louisiana needs to fully bounce back from the winter storms,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding helps heal our communities battered by these storms, but there still is work to do.”