FEMA denies Grand Isle request for levee repairs


Grand Isle officials have been met with another setback as they try to determine how to rebuild their first-line storm defense.

The town’s levees were torn up again by heavy storms three weeks ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified officials Friday that it had rejected the levee as eligible for funding for repairs.

Mayor David Camardelle says they plan to appeal FEMA’s decision.

Meanwhile, the Grand Isle Levee District met to try and figure out how to shore up a shredded levee in need of an estimated $6 million in repairs.

With no solution in sight right now, officials worry.

Hurricane season starts in just two months.

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