- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sustained more than $1 million in public costs related to recent flooding of the Red River, according to the latest estimate.

The Alexandria Daily Town Talk (https://townta.lk/1SKvfb1 ) reports that the estimated $1.1 million in public costs includes damage to roads and flood gates, as well as cleanup costs such as removing silt and debris.

Though shipping has resumed on the Red River, Central Louisiana Regional Port Executive Director Blake Cooper says about $300,000 worth of work still needs to be done, including dredging and removing debris.

The newspaper reports that Rapides, Grant and Natchitoches parishes could see up to 75 percent of costs for repair and cleanup of public infrastructure covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The river passed 37 feet in early June, nearing a high-water mark last seen in 1945

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com


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