FEMA awards nearly $1.3 million to St. John

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded nearly $1.3 million to the state to help St. John Parish repair the inside of East St. John High School's main building.

Hurricane Isaac flooded the school with eight inches of water, damaging flooring, drywall and baseboards, as well as the electrical and alarm systems.

The building's air conditioning units were also damaged by the flooding, causing temperatures and humidity levels to rise inside the school, allowing for significant mold growth.

To date, FEMA said Monday it has obligated more than $18.8 million in public assistance funding for the parish's schools.

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