Politics blog: FEMA aid to Louisiana totals more than $554 million in 2014 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Abandoned homes dot the shoulder of Highway 22 along the Amite River in Maurepas, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. An $11 million FEMA grant is being used to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels has been applied to many properties along Highway 22 in the parish.

Washington — The Federal Emergency Management Agency funneled more than half a billion dollars to Louisiana in 2014 for recovery from disasters going back to 2005 and other needs, the agency said Friday.

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