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New Orleans to get $27.3M from FEMA

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Posted: Sep 12, 2012 2:40 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: New, Orleans, FEMA

NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans will receive $27.3 million in grants from the federal government to help cover some of the city's costs related to Hurricane Isaac.

The grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were announced Wednesday in a joint news release by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Cedric Richmond and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Some of the money will reimburse the city for labor and equipment for a variety of emergency protective measures including police patrols and operation of major drainage systems and pumps.

Other costs reimbursed will include debris removal and cleaning of mud, silt and sand from street drainage catch basins.

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