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Ile des Cannes flood control project to receive over $2 million in funding from FEMA

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 19:06:57-04

Congressman Clay Higgins announced today, Wednesday, July 17, that the Ile des Cannes flood control project in Scott will receive $2,400,000 in funding from FEMA.

The grant will finance improvements to a 2,563 foot segment of the Coulee Ile des Cannes drainage channel. The proposed drainage improvements will increase flow capacity and flow velocities.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

Widening and deepening Coulee Ile des Cannes will significantly improve drainage for the City of Scott and western portions of Lafayette Parish. Mitigation investments like this reduce flood risk in South Louisiana, make our communities more resilient to severe weather, and can ultimately save billions in disaster recovery costs. I remind my colleagues all the time...there's no such thing as federal money. It's the People's treasure. Investment in mitigation projects saves property, treasure, and lives.