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Higgins Calls on FEMA to Expedite Assistance for Calcasieu Parish Schools

August 11, 2021
Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered a letter calling on FEMA to expedite the review and approval of Calcasieu Parish School Board’s (CPSB) Public Assistance (PA) applications in response to damages from Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
 
“Without approval of this assistance, CPSB will be unable to continue repairing their damaged facilities due to financial constraints,” wrote Congressman Higgins.
 
The letter notes specific PA applications that will help the Calcasieu Parish School Board cover the costs of temporary roofing, remediation measures, and damaged inventory items.
 
“With the start of a new school year in less than a week, CPSB desperately needs federal assistance to recover from a devastating 2020 hurricane season. Therefore, I respectfully request that FEMA quickly review and approve the submitted applications outlined above,” continued Congressman Higgins. “Our citizens are resilient and strong, yet we are struggling to recover from a brutal year of natural disasters. An efficient federal assistance approval process is critical for Southwest Louisiana.”

The full text of the letter is available below or as a pdf here.

Letter to FEMA on Calcasieu Parish Schools