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Hurricane Isaac Will Cost Louisiana Millions

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Hurricane Isaac has cost the state of Louisiana at least $66 million so far.  More than $56 million went into preparation and response efforts.  That includes things like shelters, fuel, food and water. According to Governor Jindal's Division of Administration, an estimated $9 million went towards overtime and employee costs.

The governor says parish governments have spent around $10 million.

About 75% of the costs is expected to be covered by FEMA.  That will leave the state with at least a $14 million bill.  A state emergency response fund holds over $15 million that can help with those costs.

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