No flood damage reported in Iberville, parish president says

Deidre Cruse

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week announced federal disaster aid to help 15 Louisiana parishes recover from floods that struck the state from April 25 through July 7 – but Iberville Parish was not among them.

“We have no reported damage in between the levees of Iberville Parish, and not a lot outside the levee system,” Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. said. “I'm satisfied it did not affect us.”

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in the parishes of Assumption, Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Lafourche, Madison, Point Coupee, St. Charles, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.