News in Brief
School Flood Damage Could Top $60 Million
Officials estimate that it will cost more than $62 million and years of work to repair flooded schools in Baton Rouge, La.
Of the 10 schools that were forced to temporarily relocate because of the flood in August, just one has been fully repaired and reopened. Four administrative centers have also been closed since the flood. School officials have said some of the flood-damaged schools may never reopen.
Some of the schools are undergoing repairs, but future construction depends in part on how quickly the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses the school system.
Vol. 36, Issue 21, Page 4Published in Print: February 15, 2017, as School Flood Damage Could Top $60 Million