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Isaac left Baton Rouge with $9M price tag

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Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:32 PM by Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Budget documents show that Hurricane Isaac's financial toll on East Baton Rouge Parish exceeded $9 million.

The Advocate reports that Baton Rouge will reimbursed for all but $2.5 million of those expenses, with $5.7 million in funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The state will pay an additional $830,000 to cover storm damage in the parish.

More than $6 million that the city-parish government spent in response to the August hurricane covered the cost of debris removal. Roughly $2.1 million was spent on emergency response measures.

Isaac's toll on Baton Rouge was less severe than Hurricane Gustav, which cost the city-parish more than $53 million in 2008.

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