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War of words erupts over FEMA funding

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The letter said the latest numbers available show FEMA has obligated more than $4.5 billion to the state for reimbursements to parish and local entities for both Katrina and Rita.

“However, the state of Louisiana has only released $2 billion to the local entities, only 44 percent of the money from FEMA released to the state to pass on the parishes and local governments,” the letter read. “These numbers are shocking.”

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