WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today three FEMA grants for Orleans Parish, West Feliciana Parish and St. Mary Parish for flood mitigation.
Orleans Parish was awarded a $1.8 million grant to fund research and data collection for the Orleans Parish Lakeview project designed to prevent flooding by diverting stormwater.
West Feliciana Parish was awarded a $2.5 million grant for flood mitigation necessary for preventing erosion in the Bayou Sara streambank and the undercutting of a local sewer system.
St. Mary Parish was awarded a $2.1 million grant to fund a drainage project that includes installing new culverts and pumps and drainage excavation.
“Flooding in Louisiana can wreck homes and turn streets into rivers,” said Sen. Kennedy. “These FEMA grants spread over three different parishes help us build systems that will divert stormwater and protect our homes and neighborhoods from flooding and erosion.”