Louisiana hospitals and nursing homes get money for generators

Emergency Management Alert, March 24, 2009

The state of Louisiana plans to launch a $31 million program to help hospitals and nursing homes buy generators to run air conditioning and ventilation systems when power goes out during hurricanes, reported

The Louisiana Recovery Authority board approved the spending. Federal funding will cover the cost of the program if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agrees to the spending. Nearly $20 million will go to nursing homes and $8 million to hospitals, along with $2 million each to a state stockpile and state-run emergency shelter.

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