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FEMA individual aid reaches $105M after Isaac


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Homeowners and renters have been approved for $105 million in individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency since Hurricane Isaac.

More than 29,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals nearly $86 million. Another $19 million has been provided for other types of individual assistance, according to FEMA.

FEMA spokesman Ray Perez provided the latest figures Monday.

Isaac made landfall Aug. 28 and caused significant flooding in southeast Louisiana.

Perez says $34 million has been approved for residents of St. John the Baptist Parish and Plaquemines Parish, which experienced among the most extensive flooding from the storm. More than $14 million has been doled out to residents of Jefferson Parish, a suburb of New Orleans.


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