All of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will share in the first $5 million from BP’s $30 million contribution to help rebuild a tourism economy that was devastated last year by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The largest payments will go to the 12 parishes hardest hit by the falloff in tourism caused by the massive oil spill that began April 20 and was not permanently sealed until Aug. 19. The $30 million will be spread over six quarterly installments of $5 million.

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