EMA reimburses two-year college system for evacuee help

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has made an initial payment of $714,000 to the Department of Postsecondary Education for expenses incurred while housing approximately 8,300 evacuees from Lousiana.

The college system billed the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the expenses.

FEMA sent the funds to the Alabama EMA, which in turn forwarded it on to the Dept. of Postsecondary Education.

"The Alabama Emergency Managment Agency would like to thank everyone involved in the swift assessment and processing of funds in this initial phase, " said Director Brock Long. He added that the organization will continue work to make sure all eligible costs are repayed.