Finally more FEMA funds to repair New Orleans streets

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A big announcement from FEMA and Mayor Mitch Landrieu Thursday. The Feds will be kicking in an additional $1.2 billion to help fix New Orleans’ street and the pipes below them.

It’s part of a final Katrina settlement that’s brought about $2 billion to the city for road and infrastructure, but the mayor says getting the money is just part of the solution.

Mayor Landrieu said, “It takes a long time to rebuild interior streets and to build infrastructure. Notice the core of engineers that’s being done around the city. This thing has to be done thoughtfully, thematically. It has to be done over a period of time and the partnership that fix our streets is going to do.”

The mayor also said it took more than 5 years to negotiate the final bill.

However, according to some estimates it could take as much as $10 billion to fix all of the city’s road and ordinance issues.

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