Louisiana state SealBaton Rouge — Hurricane Isaac did an estimated $7.4 million damage to state parks in south Louisiana and forced many into months-long closures, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Friday. Dardenne, who serves at the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the agency that oversees state parks, said Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville and Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville bore much of Isaac’s wrath.

Dardenne said that the $7.4 million estimate of damages is based on preliminary surveys and are still “rough estimates.” He said that his office will report the damage to state officials, who are expected to receive reimbursement for damages from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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