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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Flood Protection

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October 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving authority to the state to begin issuing Duplication of Benefits checks.  

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September 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) advanced legislation to protect the health of Lake Pontchartrain and to preserve and restore critical U.S. estuaries like the Barataria-Terrebonne system out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week – setting the bills up for full passage in the House of Representatives. The committee approved the measures unanimously.

September 19, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While FEMA's policy was deemed 'clear' by their administration, parish officials were not going to back down.

Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mark Harrell, along with Parish President Layton Ricks, several LSU professors, and parish attorney Chris Moody boarded a plane for Washington D.C. two weeks ago. Their goal was to participate in arbitration with FEMA over inundated roads.

September 17, 2019 In The News

6 homes in Livingston Parish are going up, while six are dropping off the tax rolls.

FEMA recently announced $3.65 million in grant funding was heading to the parish as part of the 'Hazard Mitigation Grant Program' (HMGP) for home elevations and acquisitions. In this case, 16 homes will receive money to elevate to at least one foot above the Base Flood Elevation, while six homes will be acquired by the government and turned into green space.

September 4, 2019 In The News
September 4, 2019 In The News
For five years, I’ve been blessed to know three kids who will, this February, become my stepchildren.       
 
September 4, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Many people in East Baton Rouge Parish are fed up that whenever there’s a hard rain, it seems to flood, like during Wednesday evening’s storm. It makes people question how we would fare if a hurricane would hit the Baton Rouge area.

Both residents and business owners saying whenever it rains, they're worried.

September 4, 2019 In The News

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Many people in East Baton Rouge Parish are fed up that whenever there’s a hard rain, it seems to flood, like during Wednesday evening’s storm. It makes people question how we would fare if a hurricane would hit the Baton Rouge area.

Both residents and business owners saying whenever it rains, they're worried.