05.21.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage at McNeese State University

LAKE CHARLES – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today received a briefing from officials at McNeese State University and toured hurricane damage inflicted by Hurricane Laura.

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“McNeese State’s commitment to students and community is so important to Calcasieu Parish recovering,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I thank them for this and will continue to work to aid McNeese and the recovery.”

Cassidy met with McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel. During the meeting, Dr. Burckel laid out what McNeese State needs to fully recover from last year’s storms.

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“Senator Cassidy’s concern about our hurricane recovery is sincere and we appreciate his continuing efforts to support federal disaster appropriations that are critical to restoring our campus and our region,” said Dr. Burckel. “Over the past 10 months, in addition to the COVID pandemic, we have faced two powerful hurricanes, an ice storm, tremendous flooding and personal issues. The impact of these disasters on our community is incalculable and federal assistance is urgently needed.”

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