Monday, January 29, 2007

Katrina money

Two reports investigate the funding for Hurricane Katrina relief:

In the Wall Street Journal, In Katrina's Wake: Where Is the Money?

In the Times-Picayune, Understaffed and Overwhelmed.

Both stories focus on Louisiana's Road Home program, which has had considerable problems getting relief money to the people who need it. The T-P story is a long investigation of the program and its finances. The Wall St. Journal article covers a broader area, including the problems in Bay St. Louis, MS, where the mayor is personally affected by recovery delays:
In the aftermath of Katrina, Mr. Favre promised constituents that until the city was rebuilt, he would forgo long pants and instead wear shorts, just as he had the day Katrina hit. Now on his fifth pair, and facing his second chilly winter, the mayor concedes he may have spoken rashly.
"At this rate, it looks like I'll be buried in my shorts," Mr. Favre says.



  • As far as I know, the Road Home is a program that offers homeowners grants of up to $150,000 for uninsured hurricane damages. Perhaps, the mayor has got excited.

    By Anonymous CreditProf, at 1:30 AM  

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