Louisiana senators announce $3.76M in FEMA aid for hurricanes Delta, Laura recovery

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CREOLE, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 10: An aerial view of flood waters from Hurricane Delta surrounding structures destroyed by Hurricane Laura (R) on October 10, 2020 in Creole, Louisiana. Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole as a Category 2 storm in Louisiana initially leaving some 300,000 customers without power. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) — Sen. John Kennedy and Sen. Bill Cassidy has announced $3.76 million in FEMA aid will go to areas affected by hurricanes Delta and Laura.

“South Louisiana is still reeling from the terrible damage caused by last year’s destructive hurricanes, and these funds will help cover the cost of preventing flooding in Lafourche and repairing damaged school campuses in southwest Louisiana,” said Kennedy.

“This is crucial help southern Louisiana needs to fully bounce back from Laura and Delta,” said Cassidy. “These grants heal some of the scars left by those hurricanes on our communities, but there still is work to do.”

According to a news release, $2,047,631 will go to South Lafourche Levee District and $1,716,949 will be for emergency measures in Jennings, Calcasieu and Oakdale.

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