“South Louisiana families shouldn’t have to be worried about losing their homes or businesses every time there is a heavy rain. This funding ensures these communities won’t have to start over after the next big storm.”

Those words from U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy as FEMA says it will give $2,144,867.45 for flood mitigation efforts in Iberia Parish. This grant money will be used to finance the elevation of 15 repetitive loss and severe repetitive loss properties, covering 83% of the cost of the project..

“Today’s announcement is great news for flood prevention efforts in Iberia Parish," says U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins. "Investments in flood mitigation make our communities more resilient and produce long-term cost savings. I’ll continue working with our local, state, and federal partners on these efforts."

“This is great news for the city of Denham Springs and Iberia Parish, which have been struck by floods far too often," said U.S. Senator John Kennedy, who says Denham Springs will get the other part of the FEMA grant worth a total of $3,826,928 to elevate 10 buildings to a foot above base flood elevation, covering 86% of the cost of the project. "I look forward to seeing these elevation projects completed and these communities one step closer to flood recovery and damage prevention.” Kennedy is a member of the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over the National Flood Insurance Program.

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