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Louisiana receives $19.5 million FEMA disaster recovery grant
CIWARS Analysis The United States is playing a catch up game. It is easier to fund repair money than adaptation strategy. This is not a solution it is simply a patch on a much larger problem. Extreme storms will increase in the South as the people of Houston are discovering and the United States needs to move to infrastructure adaptation strategies. BATON ROUGE, La (La. Dept. of Health News Release) The Louisiana Department of Health announced it has received a federal grant of more than $19.5 million to assist local communities throughout Louisiana that are still recovering from the devastating floods this past spring. This Disaster Case Management grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and is administered by the Louisiana Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit.