Sen. Cassidy doesnít think Matthew will hurt efforts for Louisiana flood recovery dollars
Posted on 10/6/2016 12:44:00 PM.

There are concerns the potential damage Florida could receive from Hurricane Matthew would interfere with the federal disaster aid coming to Louisiana. But U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy doesn’t think so.

“I think this just creates a heightened awareness for a need to help communities who are having problems.”

Louisiana has already received 500 million dollars in federal disaster aid and Governor Edwards has asked for 2.8 billion. Cassidy says Hurricane Matthew is creating a heightened awareness for a need to help communities who are having problems. He predicts Matthew will create a heightened awareness for a need to help storm-impacted communities.

“The more folks affected, the more support you have for relief.”

“We worked out a pathway to fund Flint, now there will be both democrats and republicans involved. I think it makes the process go a little better.”

Cassidy says Congress will return in December to discuss more financial flood relief for Louisiana and what will need to be done to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. He says it will be an important issues for federal lawmakers to discuss.


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