Saturday, November 05, 2005

Could FEMA be doing something right this time?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 - Using a sophisticated satellite inspection system, FEMA has declared 60,000 houses in New Orleans and other communities hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina damaged beyond repair, clearing the way for homeowners there to receive the maximum federal aid.
The declaration, completed this week, will mean an immediate distribution of up to $1.6 billion. Each household is entitled to as much as $26,200, officials said.

It's not enough to rebuild, but it's something.

1 comment:

L D Schilling said...

The method for certification is good but I'm concerned that the $26,200 each household is entitled to may be charged back to the state of Louisiana?? Are these payments federal grants or are they loans to the state??