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Louisiana has secured the federal funds necessary to complete the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says.
Nearly $1.4 billion in funding from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been awarded to Louisiana for flood and hurricane protection projects, Graves’ office announced this afternoon.
The money is coming from five different federal funding streams, Graves says, and will be used for the following projects:
WASHINGTON D.C. – St. John the Baptist Parish will receive full funding for the construction of a West Shore hurricane protection levee, according to Parish President Natalie Robottom and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge).
Robottom called it the biggest win in Parish history.
BATON ROUGE -- One of the largest flood protection investments in Louisiana history includes full funding for completion of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $343 million – 100 percent federal funding – to finish the flood protection project which has been on the drawing board since 1985.
Washington, DC – Water Resource Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) bolstered tonight’s House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, comprehensive legislation that authorizes the nation’s water resources infrastructure projects and programs. WRDA 2018 builds on efforts focused on making the Army Corps of Engineers work for the American people so our communities are more resilient against hurricanes, storms and floods while ensuring the long-term viability of our nat
WEST BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - Rep. Garret Graves (R- La.) focused on infrastructure and flood prevention while speaking at the West Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday.
Graves said there is a transportation crisis in the Baton Rouge area.
"We cannot continue to live in transportation infrastructure that was meant for the 1960's and 70's. We need transportation in place for 2030 and 2040," Graves said.
To watch Congressman Graves give an update on what is happneing in Washington, DC on the Louisiana Business and Industry Show click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced legislation today directly impacting Louisiana’s flood protection, maritime, coastal, environmental and other water resources-related interests.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $23.5 million to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to help Louisiana communities repair highways and roads that have suffered serious damage from the 2016 flood.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making a handful of tweaks to the National Flood Insurance Program to inject more private money into the government-dominated flood insurance market.
Officials at FEMA plan to loosen rules around private insurers offering their own flood policies and have taken on nearly $1.5 billion in reinsurance from more than two dozen companies to help offset potential future losses, the agency announced this week.