Cassidy Announces $45.5 Million for Flood Mitigation Infrastructure in New Orleans

Published 2:37 pm Friday, May 26, 2023

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of New Orleans a total of $45,549,527.00 for improvements to the city’s stormwater drainage system to help prevent future flooding.

“Being prepared for the next storm means investing in the infrastructure to protect homes from flooding,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will help protect families and their property across New Orleans.”

Neighborhoods that will benefit from the project will include Central City, Broadmoor, the Garden District and Lower Garden District, St. Thomas Development, Touro, East Riverside, and Milan.