Livingston Officials Expect 75 Percent Restitution After Hurricane Isaac
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Livingston Parish officials are still putting together bills for their costs from Hurricane Isaac but say they only expect to be reimbursed for about 75 percent.
Parish President Layton Ricks tells The Advocate getting 75 percent rather than 90 percent in federal assistance could cause further financial problems for a parish government that already is struggling financially.
State officials said that if enough additional costs come in from around the state, the level of federal assistance still could rise to 90 percent.
Livingston Parish officials initially provided federal authorities with a cost estimate of $1.2 million, with additional expenses for schools, municipalities within the parish, drainage districts and fire districts.