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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today two FEMA grants for flood mitigation projects in Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish.

Jefferson Parish will receive a $6.9 million grant for drainage improvements in the Jefferson Park subdivision. East Baton Rouge Parish will receive an $11.3 million grant to develop a master plan for drainage improvements in the parish.

“In a state where flooding is common, drainage projects and flood mitigation are key to protecting businesses, streets, homes and even lives,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “These grants for Jefferson and East Baton Rouge parishes are important for protecting families and businesses from destructive flooding.”