Kennedy announces $5.2 million in flood protection aid for Vernon, Calcasieu

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,204,785 in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants for Louisiana disaster aid.

“Flood damage to a home or business is not only a nightmare, but it’s also dangerous. This $5.2 million will support flood protection for folks in Calcasieu Parish as well as building demolition to keep Louisianians safe in Vernon Parish,” Kennedy said.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $3,106,068 for Calcasieu Parish for the construction of four regional detention ponds to alleviate flooding to residential communities across the parish as well as management costs associated with the grant.
  • $2,098,717 for Vernon Parish for the acquisition and demolition of eight properties with flood damage as well as management costs associated with the grant.

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