FEMA Allocation

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Alabama has received 468 (m) million dollars in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and that figure could climb.

Most of the funding has been spent on a variety of needs including assisting displaced residents and reimbursements to local governments for debris removal and infrastructure improvements. The figures also includes loans for small businesses.

Spokeswoman Susie Webb said FEMA has spent even more -- three-point-five (b) billion dollars -- in the hard hit states of Mississippi and Louisiana.

FEMA officials refused to predict how much the agency could spend in the coming months. Hurricane Katrina became the most expensive U-S hurricane ever and the deadliest one to hit America since 1928.