WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that FEMA will invest $7.7 million in funds for the elevation and reconstruction of 83 additional properties in Jefferson Parish, specifically in and around Lafitte. The elevation and reconstruction of these structures will improve flood-resistant housing and significantly reduce the potential of those structures to sustain flood damage.
“This is a smart use of money through FEMA,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Lafitte has experienced 14 tropical storms in the last 25 years. These people have experienced a lot of damage and it’s about time they see some relief so they’re not fearful every time it rains.”
“It’s a wonderful thing what Sen. Kennedy and the rest of the delegation has done to help Lafitte,” said Mayor Kerner. “With all of the important things that are going on around the world, it means a lot that Lafitte is still a top priority.”