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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3.76 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awards for south Louisiana to address damage caused by Hurricanes Delta and Laura.

“South Louisiana is still reeling from the terrible damage caused by last year’s destructive hurricanes, and these funds will help cover the cost of preventing flooding in Lafourche and repairing damaged school campuses in southwest Louisiana,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $2,047,631 to South Lafourche Levee District to fight flooding from Hurricane Delta.
  • $1,716,949 for emergency measures, including remediation for multiple buildings on community college campuses in Jennings, Calcasieu and Oakdale as a result of Hurricane Laura.