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FEMA grants to fund drainage work

3 years 7 months 5 days ago February 24, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Sunday, February 24 2013 February 24, 2013 9:51 AM in News
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide $6.1 million in grant for drainage work to improve capacity of local systems in southeast Louisiana to deal with flooding.

The grants include:

- $2.5 million to Tangipahoa Parish for replacement of the existing open ditch drainage system and other work along Club Deluxe Road, an access route to North Oaks Hospital.

- $2.1 million to Plaquemines Parish for drainage improvements along Cazalard Road and Engineers Road, serving a 107-acre area of residences and businesses in the area.

- $1.5 million to St. John the Baptist Parish for sewer and storm system pump repairs at 12 sites, work needed in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

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