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ID:

146

Date:

2007-02-06

Headline:

Govt. not careful in giving out $5.3 billion to storm victims

Reporter's name:

Frank Bass and Michelle Roberts

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

New Orleans, LA

Summary:

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the government handed out nearly $5.3 billion in help to storm victims, but did not carefully account for the payments, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data obtained under FOIA. In one neighborhood, visited by President Bush after the storm, the government gave $84.5 million to more than 10,000 households -- 2,000 more households than existed at the time, according to Census figures.

Keywords:

Katrina, federal aid, victims, hurricane


Agencies:

FEMA
GAO

States:

LA

Categories:

hurricane Katrina


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