Isaac left Baton Rouge with $9M price tag
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.