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$17.8M in Katrina grants include Jackson Barracks

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana is getting $10.5 million to continue Hurricane Katrina repairs at Jackson Barracks, a National Guard installation in New Orleans. The grant is among three totaling $17.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond said Thursday the city of Slidell is getting $1.8 million to fix roads, streets, sidewalks, curbs and driveways damaged by Katrina's floods. Louisiana's Office of Facility Planning and Control is getting the money for Jackson Barracks and another $5.5 million for projects at state-owned facilities around Louisiana.

Repairs at the National Guard installation include work on buildings, sewers and water pipes, power lines, communication, drainage, lighting and security fencing.

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