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LSU dental: $1.2M for mitigation, Katrina damage

3 years 5 months 3 days ago April 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013 Thursday, April 25 2013 April 25, 2013 6:50 AM in News

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving Louisiana State University's dental school $1.2 million to fix damage from Hurricane Katrina and help prevent damage from future storms.

The School of Dentistry stood in 5 feet of water for two weeks. It moved to Baton Rouge until August 2007.

FEMA says the money is for the plant that generated and supplied chilled water, soft water, hot water, compressed air and building steam to the administration and clinical buildings in New Orleans.

The school plans to install generators and to raise mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment and the incinerator above the level of likely floods.

The dental school is part of LSU's Health Sciences Center complex. FEMA says it has provided nearly $189 million for work at the complex.

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