Flood Mitigation Grants For Vermilion & Other Parishes
Three parishes and two governmental entities will be getting federal grant money to help with flood mitigation after last year's hurricane season according to a press release.
Acadiana Congressman Clay Higgins says that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $22 million dollars for recovery from last year's storms.
Vermilion Parish will be receiving around $2.3 million dollars will be used to buy two properties and elevate eleven others.
Higgins says that around $3.8 million dollars will be going to a cost-sharing program for the Jeff Davis Electric Co-op. The money is being designated after the federal government agreed to pick up 90% of the cost for power restoration.
In Calcasieu Parish, the grant money they are getting will be used to elevate nine structures, and then they will be able to purchase six others.
Just over $10 million dollars will be given to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to reimburse them for the money they spent to remove debris left in the wake of Hurricane Laura.
The city of Sulphur will be getting around $2.8 million dollars for debris removal from the city.
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