More Federal Hurricane Recovery Money Coming To Louisiana
More money is coming to help Louisiana communities still recovering from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Senator Mary Landrieu says the state will get an additional 350 to 400 million dollars in hazard mitigation money to help those hardest hit. Landrieu says the state is receiving this money six years after the storms, because FEMA has re-calculated the damages and determined Louisiana deserves more dollars. Landrieu says these dollars will help pay for infrastructure to minimize damages from the next hurricane. Landrieu's office says the state had already received one-point-four billion dollars in hazard mitigation dollars prior to this latest announcement.