State of Louisiana Gustav/Ike CDBG Recovery Program
Performed compliance reviews of project cost estimates, design plans and
specifications, addenda, and change orders for the $600 Million Gustav/Ike CDBG Recovery program that covered 53 parishes and included 400 construction projects throughout the State of Louisiana. The program included projects related to water, sewer, drainage, streets, bridges, community centers, government buildings, generators, levees, and an airport.
Hurricane Gustav caused major wind and flood damage throughout the state, from the southern coastal parishes through central and north Louisiana. Two weeks later Hurricane Ike hit sending tidal surges across the state’s southern coastal communities. Ike exceeded storm surge caused by hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The recovery projects addressed these impacts.