Cassidy visits aftermath of Hurricane Ida in two parishes

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy visited St. Tammany Parish and Livingston Parish to inspect the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Thursday, Sep. 2.

“Louisiana should not have to worry about recovery from Hurricane Ida,” Cassidy said. “Recovery begins with supplemental disaster aid. It includes passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This act will create a more resilient electric grid and reduce flood risk throughout Louisiana.”

Cassidy has been trying to get supplemental assistance for damages since Hurricane Laura and Delta last year. The Infrastructure and Job Act, which has been passed by the Senate, is aimed to reduce the chances of flooding by funding mitigation project.

In St. Tammany Parish, Cassidy met with Parish President Mike Cooper and other local officials.

He went on a guided tour by Cooper of hurricane damage in in the parish. Cassidy also toured damage in Livingston and the French Settlement, where he separately met with Mayors J.T. Taylor and Haley Unbehagen. He discussed steps they’re taking to rebuild their communities.

Cassidy’s demand for disaster recover assistance is called the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).

All photos courtesy of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy’s media team.

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