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For Immediate Release
OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY
December 20, 2005
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
The President today made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Louisiana impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by authorizing an extension of 100 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs for debris removal costs and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.
Under the President's order today, the time period for 100 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, has been extended through and including June 30, 2006.
All Louisiana parishes designated under the declaration are eligible for the assistance.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.
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