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MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,495,473 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for a regional gauge network to monitor potential flooding and rainfall. This system would help warn Louisianians about coming floods so they can evacuate in time.

“Louisianians suffered through serious floods in 2016 and again last year. This $3.5 million will help fund a system to alert Louisianians of dangerous floods ahead of time so they and their loved ones can get to safety,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA grant will cover 100 percent of the project cost.