Congressman Higgins announces $6.1 million in additional funding for hurricane recovery

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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Congressman Clay Higgins announced that FEMA is providing an additional $6,105,699.91 in public assistance reimbursements for hurricane recovery efforts in southern Louisiana.

Refunds include:

  • $2,456,550.00 to the Office of Risk Management for permanent repairs to five water control structures, six monitoring platforms as well as data equipment devices and a 16-mile seawall in the Cameron-Creole watershed following Hurricane Laura. Reimbursement is based on 90% federal participation.
  • $2,505,462.48 to the Louisiana Military Department for emergency protective measures in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Reimbursement is made with 100% federal participation.
  • $1,143,687.43 to the City of Iowa for debris removal operations in response to Hurricane Laura. Reimbursement is based on 90% federal participation.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

All funds will be donated to the State of Louisiana.

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