PARISH BY PARISH - Tropical Storm Lee funds; CATS saviors; Troy Landry to ride in parade
POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 8:08pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 8:58pm
Louisiana (NBC33) — WEST FELICIANA PARISH - Two public agencies are looking for disaster money to help clean up after Tropical Storm Lee. The police jury and a gas utility district are looking for more than $300,000 in money combined. West and East Feliciana were declared eligible for federal money because they met a minimum limit. Officials say West Feliciana Parish saw more than a foot of rain by the time Lee was said and done. Even though there was damage to public property, disaster officials say there wasn't enough damage to private property to make homeowners eligible for aid. Other parishes eligible for the Tropical Storm Lee funding are Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Terrebonne.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - There's another group trying to save the struggling Capital Area Transportation System called the Baton Rouge Transit Coalition. Their first meeting is tomorrow. They're expected to explain their goals and tomorrow. CATS has said they're going into 2012 with a more than $2 million deficit and could run out of money and shut down by July.
ASCENSION PARISH - Troy Landry, the famous alligator hunter in the History Channel's "Swamp People", will be part of the 2011 Ascension Parish Christmas Parade. Landry will be the special guest of Cox Communications. The parade is set for 2 p.m. at East Ascension High School on December 11. Instead of his usual swamp boat, Landry will ride on Cox's 30-foot float, themed "Gifts From The Swamp," as it heads down Burnside Avenue in Gonzales. Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will also be a part of the parade.
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