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LA lets $15 million worth of hurricane ice melt

Would you let $15 million just melt away? Well, that’s what happened after Hurricane Isaac. Millions of dollars of ice the state bought for hurricane victims went to waste!

The Office of the Inspector General reports the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) bought 45 million pounds of ice during Isaac for $17 million.

The report shows only $2.5 million worth of ice was actually given to storm victims. The other $15 million in ice was either given away to private businesses or allowed to melt.

Click here to read the full report from GOHSEP: GOHSEP – Hurricane Isaac Final Report2

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