FEMA leader visits Louisiana to check out hurricane recovery

Louisiana News

The logo of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seen at its headquarters August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency traveled to southwest Louisiana to view the region’s recovery from Hurricane Laura.

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell heard an earful of concerns Thursday about housing needs and the slow pace of disaster rebuilding aid for schools a year after the storm.

She met with Gov. John Bel Edwards and regional leaders before touring the area. She said she hoped to address the worries raised, but she also noted: “Recovery does take time.”

Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana a year ago Friday, as a Category 4 storm. Less than two months later, Hurricane Delta hit the same area as a Category 2 storm.

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