WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced a $10.5 million FEMA grant for the Mirabeau Water Garden in New Orleans to help mitigate flooding in New Orleans.
The grant will fund storm water management projects and flood protection systems. The site will have the capacity to store storm water and reduce flooding in the surrounding neighborhoods.
“The folks in New Orleans are no strangers to flooding and the complications that creates,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This grant will fund a public works project that will reduce flooding and damage to people’s homes.”