Port Fourchon still waiting on feds

From our friends at the Independent:

Despite the strategic role Port Fourchon plays in the national energy chain (it’s located between Golden Meadow and Grand Isle in lower Lafourche Parish), Falgout says the Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn’t yet acted with urgency in addressing the port’s needs. “We have still not gotten FEMA to come over here and do a project worksheet to determine the economic damages, but my estimate is $40 million,” Falgout says. “There’s also another $12 to $15 million in damage to the jetties and beach, but the seawall was totally destroyed. We have to rebuild that first line of defense. We are much more vulnerable to storm damage now than we were prior to hurricanes Gustav and Ike.”

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~ by vermilionaire on October 29, 2008.

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