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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that Denham Springs, the East Baton Rouge School Board, and Baton Rouge will receive more than $6 million from FEMA for public assistance after the August floods.

“The August floods damaged thousands of homes, schools, and businesses across the Capital Region.  Many Louisianans are still struggling to rebuild almost a year after the disaster,” said Sen. Kennedy.   “I want to thank FEMA for helping our communities rebuild.”

According to FEMA, the grants are:

  • Denham Springs: $1,467,847.21
  • The award provides federal funding to Denham Springs, for the replacement of gas meters damaged as a result of the 2016 August Floods.
  • East Baton Rouge School Boards: $1,646,402
  • The award provides federal funding to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board for remediation activities at Glen Oaks Park High School as a result of the 2016 August Floods.
  • Baton Rouge: $2,910,406.39
  • The award provides federal funding to East Baton Rouge Parish for work associated with replacing Baton Rouge Police Department vehicles which were damaged beyond repair as a result of the 2016 August Floods.

 

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