Cassidy announces grant from FEMA for electric grid repairs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given Louisiana a grant for electric grid repairs.

Hurricane Delta hit the state in October 2020 and some areas in southwest Louisiana still have not fully recovered. FEMA will give $5,301,281.57 in grant money to the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. (SLEMCO) to repair any electric grid infrastructure that was damaged by Delta.

 According to an official press release, the grant is a reimbursement for the cost to replace over 150 electrical poles and 70 transformers.

“Storms like Delta, and more recently like Ida, show us how crucial it is to restore power after a disaster and strengthen our electrical grid,” Cassidy said in a press release. “This funding reimburses for the crucial work done to ensure Louisiana families had restored power after Delta.”

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