Bossier to receive $1.11M for March floods

Vehicles transport supplies and people through neighborhoods affected by the 2016 flood event. (Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune)

A social media post from a state representative says Bossier Parish will receive more than $1 million in federal monies for victims of March flooding.

“I just received a call from the (Louisiana) Governor’s office and was informed that Bossier Parish is being awarded 1.11 million dollars on behalf of the March flood victims,” said a Facebook post from Louisiana District 9 Rep. Dodie Horton (R-Haughton).

She said the money, dispersed by FEMA, will be given to the Bossier Parish Police Jury, who in turn will issue the payments accordingly.

“My heart breaks for all of you who were devastated by the flood and cannot imagine having to wait this long to receive relief funding. It has been frustrating for me as well,” said Horton. “I am thankful that these funds are finally being made available and thank Governor Edwards for going to Washington in order to secure these FEMA dollars for all of you who are in such great need.”