New Jersey Facilities Probably Shouldn’t Hold Their Breath

Public performance spaces in New Jersey that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy and are hoping for restoration funds from FEMA might want to take notice of yesterday’s announcement in New Orleans.

More than seven years after New Orleans was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, FEMA is providing $3.5 million for repairs to the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium.

In addition to funding roof repairs, the federal funding will also be applied to asbestos abatement and removal of lead based paint.

It is difficult to understand how issues related to asbestos and lead paint are the result of the Hurricane and baffling as to why FEMA was called in to reassess their obligation to the New Orleans Cultural Center so long after the weather event.

Your tax dollars at work.

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