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School Flood Damage Could Top $60 Million

By The Associated Press — February 14, 2017 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the February 15, 2017 edition of Education Week as School Flood Damage Could Top $60 Million

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