FEMA gives Louisiana $146M to cover debris removal, Shelter at Home

FEMA awards $146M to cover governments' flood expenses

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - FEMA has given an additional $146 million to Louisiana to reimburse state and local governments for debris removal and other recovery efforts following August's historic flooding.

That includes almost $95 million for the state's "Shelter at Home" grant program, which has contractors making temporary repairs on homes allowing homeowners to stay in them while repairing flood damage.

Nearly $40 million of funding will go to in East Baton Rouge Parish to cover debris removal expenses, while more than $6 million will go to Livingston Parish for its debris removal expenses.

More than $5 million will go to pay for expenses related to the National Guard's flood response.

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