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FEMA to give $7.2M to help repair damages from 2016 flooding

7 months 6 days 18 hours ago Friday, November 17 2017 Nov 17, 2017 November 17, 2017 12:15 PM November 17, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

WASHINGTON- According to a release from U.S. Sen. John Kennedy's office, FEMA is granting $7.2 million to the East Baton Rouge School Board, Baker Schools System, West Feliciana Parish and Ouachita Parish.

The money is to repair damage caused by the 2016 March and August flooding.

A summary of the grants:

East Baton Rouge School Board

-$2,457,185.76 in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board (Brookstown Magnet Middle School) for permanent repairs to six buildings that flooded. 

-$1,015,877.25 in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board for permanent repairs to the Wilma C. Montgomery Center.  

Baker School System

-$1,475,961.30 in federal funding to Baker Schools System for permanent repairs to their Aertker Building.

West Feliciana Parish

-$1,155,670.20 in federal funding to West Feliciana Parish Island Road Bridge for permanent repairs to the bridge that washed-out during flooding.

Ouachita Parish

-$1,108,093.66 in federal funding to Ouachita Parish for permanent repairs to a pump station and two levees that flooded. 

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