Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Eight Years Later - Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson Parish

Home to Louisiana’s most popular barrier island, Jefferson Parish and its famous Grand Isle are flourishing eight years following Katrina and Rita’s landfall. In the midst of its coastal beauty and natural splendor, restored and new public facilities also are shaping the parish’s once ravaged landscape.

To date, FEMA has provided nearly $567.8 million in funding to rebuild or repair projects throughout the parish. Below is a sampling of pictures highlighting projects completed in Jefferson Parish over the past eight years.

Recovery Photos

Thomas Jefferson High SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- To date, over $5.1 million has been funded by FEMA to rebuild Thomas Jefferson High School. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild public facilities and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Lillie Long/FEMA George Cox Elementary SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- To date, approximately $1.3 million has been funded by FEMA for George Cox Elementary School. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild public facilities and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

Grand Isle SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 15, 2013 -- To date, over $665,000 has been funded by FEMA for Grand Isle School. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild public facilities and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Kenner Fishing PierJefferson Parish, La., Oct. 15, 2010 -- Winds and storm surge caused severe damage to the city of Kenner’'s Laketown Boat Launch and Fishing Pier. The 5900-square-foot fishing pier was replaced with almost $1.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Stephanie Moffett/FEMA

Paul J. Solis Elementary SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- To date, FEMA has funded approximately $68,000 for Paul J. Solis Elementary School. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild public facilities and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Terrytown Elementary SchoolJefferson Parish, La., Feb. 10, 2012 -- Terrytown Elementary School, approximately 45,750-square-feet in size, was severely damaged by wind and wind-driven rain resulting from Hurricane Katrina. FEMA provided more than $22.3 million to replace the facility. Amy Connolly/FEMA

Audubon Elementary SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- To date, approximately $800,000 has been funded by FEMA for Audubon Elementary School. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Woodmere Elementary SchoolJefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- FEMA provided Woodmere Elementary with more than $22.4 million in funding to replace the facility. Lillie Long/FEMA

Terrytown Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department Station 51Jefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- To date, FEMA has provided almost $1.4 million for the rebuilding of the Terrytown Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department Station 51. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild public facilities and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Lillie Long/FEMA

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08/28/2013 - 13:18