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Louisiana Receives More Than $5.5 Million for Repairs Following Hurricane Isaac & 2013 Floods

Release date: 
March 19, 2015
Release Number: 
22

DENTON, Texas – The state of Louisiana recently received more than $5.5 million for repairs and reimbursements following Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and the flooding of 2013.

Hurricane Isaac caused widespread damage across South Louisiana. The funding made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program covers repairs to a number of facilities, as well as reimbursement for emergency operations in multiple parishes including:

•    More than $1 million for emergency protective measures utilized in Plaquemines Parish such as sandbagging and evacuation operations and road closures;
•    More than $1.6 million for cost-effective mitigation measures for the roof of the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner in Jefferson Parish, as well as restoration of the center to its pre-disaster design, function and capacity;
•    More than $202,400 for repairs to recreational facilities and parks in Kenner including A.P. Clay Splash Park; Butch Duhe Park; Fassbender Gym; Galatas Park; Greenlawn Park; Highway Park; Laketown Fishing Pier; Lincoln Minor Gym; Muss Bertolino Park; Susan Park; Wentwood Park; Woodlake Park; and Woodward Park;
•    More than $1 million for right-of-way debris and vessel removal, and monitoring services in state waterways for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; and
•    More than $631,000 for repairs to the Ochsner Baptist Medical Center complex in New Orleans including the Napoleon Building; the McFarland Building; the Magnolia Building; and the Clara Wing.

In the 2013 floods, the Crowley Waste Water Treatment Plant in Acadia Parish was damaged when the retention pond overflowed, shorting out the lighting system, main circuit boards, relay boards and electric boards. The $984,462 in FEMA’s PA funding covers work to the plant’s lagoon, ultra-violet disinfection plant, clean ammonia reduction unit, as well as measures to mitigate against future damage.

To date, FEMA has obligated more than $317.3 million in Public Assistance funding in relation to Hurricane Isaac and more than $4.3 million in relation to the 2013 floods.

The funding represents a 75 percent federal cost share. FEMA awards funding for projects directly to the state of Louisiana; the state then disburses the grant to the eligible applicant.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:06