WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that the city of New Orleans will receive $41.6 million from FEMA to ensure better waste water management during bad weather. The grant completes $150 million in funding for the project.
“The biggest threat to any water system is a loss of power during extreme weather,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This grant is the final piece of funding needed to ensure the drainage, water and sewerage systems in New Orleans and parts of Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes have an adequate, independent power source.”