Burglass attorneys reach settlement with FEMA for up to $100,000,000 in flooded road repair funding for Parish

November 19, 2010

Burglass attorneys reached a settlement with FEMA on behalf of local Parish government to secure up to $100,000,000 to make repairs to streets and roads in unincorporated portions of Parish that flooded during Katrina. Please see the press release below for further details.

Press Release

Thursday March 4, 2010

Jefferson Parish, FEMA, and The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announce road repair funding

FEMA and Jefferson Parish have agreed to a tentative settlement of a dispute over funding of repairs for roads flooded during Hurricane Katrina.

The announcement is a result of positive cooperation among all parties leading up to an arbitration hearing which had been scheduled to begin on February 16, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The agreement allows Jefferson Parish to spend up to $100,000,000 to make repairs to streets and roads in unincorporated Jefferson Parish that flooded during Katrina.

Jefferson Parish officials applaud the continued efforts that FEMA has put forth to aid our community in the aftermath of Katrina. This latest effort will repair roadways that were damaged during Katrina's massive flooding.

For more information, call Randy Nicholson, Director, Jefferson Parish Streets Department, at (504) 349-5805.

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