Oct 14, 2021 | Press Releases

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $4,507,836.76 for hurricane recovery efforts in South Louisiana.

The grants include:

  • $2,282,144.81 to the City of Lake Charles for emergency protective measures in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
  • $2,225,691.95 to the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. (SLEMCO) for utility distribution repairs in response to Hurricane Delta. The reimbursement is made at a 75% federal cost-share.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“These reimbursements are good news for South Louisiana’s recovery mission. After my conversation with FEMA Administrator Criswell last week, we’ve seen progress on a number of outstanding Public Assistance applications. We’ll continue working with FEMA to expedite those approvals and deliver much-needed recovery resources to South Louisiana.”

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