Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Eight Years Later - St. Tammany Parish

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St. Tammany Parish

Katrina’s eye came inland over St. Tammany Parish, damaging over 48,000 homes. Coordinated private, local, state and federal efforts have St. Tammany Parish thriving again. Eight years later, many projects have finished or are nearing the end of construction. To date, FEMA has provided more than $459 million in funding to rebuild or repair projects throughout St. Tammany Parish. Below you’ll find a sampling of photos highlighting completed projects in St. Tammany.

Recovery Photos

Glynn H. Brock Elementary SchoolSlidell, La., May 13, 2013 -- FEMA provided $10.5 million for Glynn H. Brock Elementary School in St. Tammany Parish which suffered damages following Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Slidell City Council and Administrative BuildingSlidell, La, May 10, 2013 – The city of Slidell opted to use the alternate/improved project option to fund the construction of the Slidell City Council & Administrative Building. FEMA provided nearly $3 million for the building. Manuel Broussard/FEMA.

Fritchie GymSlidell, La., May 10, 2013 -- Fritchie Gym, which was damaged following Hurricane Katrina, was repaired utilizing $865,422 in FEMA funding. Repairs include a new roof, flooring, doors, bleachers, bathrooms, wall padding and air conditioning units. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Mary Queen of Peace Catholic SchoolMadisonville, La., Sep. 5, 2012 -- Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School celebrates the official “blessing” of its new, post-Katrina classroom facility, which was built utilizing approximately $4.2 million in Katrina-related FEMA recovery funding. Melissa Ory/FEMA

Slidell City HallSlidell, La., May 10, 2013 -- FEMA provided $770,103 towards construction of the Slidell City Hall following Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA. St. Tammany Junior High SchoolSlidell, La., May 10, 2013 -- FEMA provided $4.4 million to rebuild St. Tammany Junior High School. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

Slidell Senior CenterSlidell, La, March 27, 2012 – Strong winds and floodwaters generated by Hurricane Katrina damaged the 10,959-square-foot Slidell Senior Center beyond repair. FEMA obligated $2.3 million to replace the Slidell Senior Center. Manuel Broussard/FEMA. Sewer Pump 7Slidell, La, Sept. 29, 2010 – Slidell received $495,610 to clear debris and repair and cap sewer lines damaged by Hurricane Katrina. FEMA provides public assistance funding and grants to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA.

Salmen High SchoolSlidell, La., April 26, 2013 -- FEMA provided $68.6 million to rebuild Salmen High School in St. Tammany Parish, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA.Camp SalmenA former Boy Scout camp turned into a nature park, Camp Salmen received $255,350 toward its post-Katrina recovery. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

Slidell Municipal AuditoriumSlidell, La, May 10, 2013 -- The Slidell Municipal Auditorium received up to four feet of floodwaters from Katrina, which led to damages throughout the facility. FEMA obligated $7 million for the replacement of the facility. The auditorium is the final of all the city buildings destroyed by, and subsequently repaired, following Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA Our Lady of LourdesSlidell, La., April 26, 2013 -- The Our Lady of Lourdes campus in Slidell was inundated with 7 feet of floodwater and a 15-foot storm surge during Hurricane Katrina, severely damaging buildings. FEMA obligated $23 million to replace several structures on the campus, including multiple classroom buildings, a gymnasium and cafeteria. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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