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Louisiana schools receive additional $14 million in flood recovery funds

1 year 2 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, November 28 2017 Nov 28, 2017 November 28, 2017 12:11 PM November 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: St. Amant Primary School

BATON ROUGE - Area schools flooded in last year's dramatic flood will soon receive an additional $14 million in federal disaster aid.

Some schools in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and Tangipahoa parishes will be getting supplementary support funds after the August 2016 flood, FEMA announced Tuesday.

The following schools will benefit from the FEMA reimbursement: 

-Amite West Side Middle Magnet School

-Baker High School

-Brookstown Magnet Middle School

-Lake Elementary School

-St. Amant Primary School

-The Runnels School

-The Wilma C. Montgomery Center

FEMA, which typically only reimburses 75% of eligible expenses, will reimburse 90% of eligible expenses given the magnitude of the August 2016 floods.

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