Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:21 AM by AP
HOUMA, La. (AP) - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants.
The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/TQIoUn ) about $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish.
The money comes from the Repetitive Flood Claims, Severe Repetitive Loss and Pre-disaster Mitigation grants. This is the first time the parish has received Repetitive Flood and Pre-disaster grants. It is the fourth Severe Repetitive Loss grant awarded to the parish, bringing the total to $12.6 million to elevate 60 structures.
Since hurricanes Lili and Isidore flooded Terrebonne in 2002, more than $50 million in federal-grant money has been used to elevate more than 800 often-flooded bayou homes.