NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana parishes recovering from two hurricanes that struck last year are now in line to get get a total of more than $176 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Gov. John Bel Edwards discussed the funding at a news conference Thursday with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.
The total includes $136 million in newly approved funding. $40 million was approved earlier. Twenty-five parishes around Louisiana are in line for some of the money.
Most will go to southwest Louisiana parishes hit by hurricanes Laura and Delta, including $112.6 million available for hard-hit Calcasieu Parish.