POSTED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:52pm
Belle Chasse, La — Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser met with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate last week week to discuss the ongoing Hurricane Isaac recovery efforts taking place in Plaquemines Parish. Acting Administrator of FEMA Tony Robinson was also on hand along with Kevin Davis, Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Debris clean-up and repairs for non-federal levees have been approved by FEMA along with ditch and canal debris removal. “We are glad that ditch and waterway debris removal has been approved, these waterways are the livelihood to many residents in this parish. It is so important that we get them cleaned up so our people can get back to work,” said President Nungesser. “We have a great working relationship with the FEMA team that has been on the ground here since Hurricane Isaac. I want to thank Craig Fugate and his staff for continuing their work in Plaquemines Parish.”
On another note, President Nungesser spoke with Mr. Fugate about projects that are still on-going from Hurricane Katrina. “It appears that Plaquemines Parish is on the verge of being able to close out most, if not all Hurricane Katrina projects. This will make Plaquemines Parish the first parish to be hit by Hurricane Katrina and the first parish to recover,” said President Nungesser.