Kennedy announces $16.5 million in disaster aid for Vermilion, Calcasieu, Iberville Parishes, Louisiana for Hurricane Laura and flood recovery
May 26 2023
MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $16,537,874 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Louisiana disaster aid.
“I am grateful to see that this $16.5 million will go towards Vermilion, Calcasieu and Iberville Parishes, and to our state, for disaster recovery and flood prevention efforts,” said Kennedy.
The FEMA aid will fund the following:
- $11,211,864 to the Louisiana Department of Military for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Laura.
- $2,355,493 for the elevation of eight properties and the acquisition of three properties in Vermilion Parish to mitigate flood risk.
- $1,501,399 to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Laura.
- $1,469,118 to Iberville Parish for emergency protective measures required as a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.