Isaac costs to La. government: $66M and rising

Aug 31, 2012

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.