Bossier Parish is appealing FEMA’s decision to not provide disaster funding for damaged roads.
The parish says the damages were caused by 2016 floods but FEMA says that’s not the case.
The parish applied for $25M after hiring consultants to asses damages.
Because of the lack of funding to fix roads the parish has to put gravel over cracks on the road.
“Do we have 25 million in the bank to go make these repairs no we don’t, I can’t tell you what the police jury will do if we are denied again,” said parish engineer Butch Ford.
The parish is also asking for help from the US Senate.
The Senate is debating a bill to fund FEMA more money.
The parish is asking them to include arbitration in the bill so they can take the case to a panel in case FEMA denies them in the future.