Kennedy announces $16 million in hurricane relief for south Louisiana

Published 2:54 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $16,157,989 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for south Louisiana in disaster relief.

 

“Louisianian families have suffered a brutal year-and-a-half of hurricanes. They are strong, but they need help, and this $16 million will help our state recover,” said Kennedy.  

 

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $5,357,821 to Plaquemines Parish for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $4,281,255 to the Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative for state management costs as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $3,040,097 to the South Lafourche Levee District for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $2,263,025 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for debris removal related to Hurricane Zeta.
  • $1,215,791 to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Delta.