[StBernard] FEMA sends another $3.7 million to St. Bernard Parish for civic center work
westley at da-parish.com
Tue Jan 27 22:02:45 EST 2009
FEMA sends another $3.7 million to St. Bernard Parish for civic center work
by The Times-Picayune
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 11:01 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will send an additional $3.7
million to St. Bernard Parish to cover repair work on the grand ballroom in
the Fred Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette.
The 14,000-square-foot ballroom was swamped, along with most other
structures in St. Bernard Parish, during flooding in Hurricane Katrina in
The ballroom re-opened several months ago and has hosted a number of events,
including banquets and a community dance. Repair work included the
installation of new kitchen equipment, lighting and sound systems.
The additional money brings to $4.9 million the amount that FEMA has given
the parish for repairs to the civic center on Judge Perez Drive, FEMA said
in a news release.
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