Graves announces $1M in grants to elevate 51 Livingston Parish homes

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UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 30: Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., speaks during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing examining the design, development, and marketing, of the Boeing 737 Max jet, in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) — Congressman Garret Graves has announced approximately $1,785,511 in grants will be used to elevate 51 Livingston Parish homes.

“A lot of people think the solution to flooding is just charging higher flood insurance rates. We believe the solution is preventing people from ever flooding. In addition to the billions of dollars we’ve secured for regional flood control projects such as the Comite Flood Protection Project, the five-bayous project, clearing and snagging of waterways, this is another complementary tool to help protect homes and families,” Graves said.

Two homes will be elevated from the Repetitive Loss/Severe Loss (RL/SRL) list while the remaining 49 homes will be elevated above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), according to a news release from Graves. These elevation projects are expected to finish in three years.

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