$500M down payment for Louisiana flood relief included in federal stopgap measure unveiled today

Piles of debris are stacked alongside Range Avenue in the Denham Springs Antique District, which took on some of the heaviest flooding in the area. (File photo)

Gov. John Bel Edwards and members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation say a proposed down payment of $500 million in federal disaster aid is included in a stopgap funding bill aimed at preventin…

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