WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — Millions in Hurricane Ida recovery are headed to the state, according to Senator John Kennedy.
Kennedy announced a $10,593,032 FEMA grant that will be going to South Louisiana Electric Cooperative for emergency protective measures.
“This $10.6 million grant will help cover costs to support recovery efforts in south Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida,” said Kennedy.
Last week, Kennedy and Senator Bill Cassidy said the state of Louisiana will be receiving $90,988,247 in FEMA grants for hurricane recovery relating to hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Delta, and Ida.
On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported President Biden’s warning of “another tough hurricane season” in the U.S. He told residents to pay attention to hurricane warnings and to listen to local officials in the event of an anticipated storm.
Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference on May 4 during Hurricane Preparedness Week to tell residents to get a plan in place sooner than later.
“And so I think some people say, ‘I don’t need to worry about preparing this year because I will just do what I did last year,’” said Gov. Edwards at the May 4 presser. “Well, that doesn’t work for a number of reasons. Every storm is different and people’s situations are different.”
To get started on a preparedness plan, visit getagameplan.org.