Mayor Nic Hunter Says the City Can’t Afford Cleanup
As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Laura hitting Lake Charle, we are still in the same boat as before and not a lot has been changed. We are literally looking at 2020 as there is still plenty of damaged buildings and debris that are literally taking up space and causing havoc in the process.
The estimated cost to demolish the homes in Lake Charles that were most damaged by Hurricanes Laura and Delta is near $10 million. Unfortunately, according to Mayor Nic Hunter, this is a price that the city can't afford at this moment. The city acquired the help of FEMA for some of their assisted programs that offer reimbursement for the demolition and removal of certain homes that were damaged and associated debris from private properties as well.
If you currently have insurance and are a current homeowner, this program may not be for you if you have misspent your insurance allotment. As we brace ourselves for this upcoming season, there are still people who are behind the curve with no solution on what to do next. Every other day it seems like another contractor is being arrested for fraud and many insurance companies are trying their best to work with their clients. But things are not moving as quickly as others would like for them. If you are a homeowner and are interested in taking part in this program, call or text 337-443-7120. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more inquiries or details.