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Fri August 31, 2012
Isaac costs to La. government: $66M and rising
Gov. Bobby Jindal says Hurricane Isaac has cost state and local government agencies in Louisiana more than $66 million so far.
The cost is expected to grow.
Jindal said Friday that state agencies have spent more than $56 million on preparation and response efforts — like dollars for shelters, fuel and food and water.
He said parish governments say they've spent at least $10 million, but the governor said that's likely an underestimate because some tallies haven't been updated.
Some portion of those costs is expected to be covered by FEMA, according to a spokeswoman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.