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Nearly 59,000 homes damaged due to Hurricane Isaac

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State emergency officials say Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness outlined the latest damage estimates Friday, which were more than four times higher than the preliminary figures released earlier this month.
The most severe damage was to houses and rental units in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes, where flooding swamped some homes with several feet of water.
GOHSEP says the damage data comes from door-to-door inspections of homes done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when people registered for federal aid.
Nearly 5,600 houses and apartments had severe damage, including 2,000 houses with damage estimates tallying above $20,000, according to the GOHSEP figures.

Here's a parish-by-parish list of damaged homes:

-Ascension Parish: 1,112
-Assumption Parish: 562
-East Baton Rouge Parish: 1,114
-East Feliciana Parish: 165
-Iberville Parish: 515
-Jefferson Parish: 12,912
-Lafourche Parish: 2,103
-Livingston Parish: 2,453
-Orleans Parish: 9,777
-Plaquemines Parish: 2,983
-St. Bernard Parish: 2,257
-St. Charles Parish: 1,368
-St. Helena Parish: 482
-St. James Parish: 953
-St. John the Baptist Parish: 6,871
-St. Mary Parish: 1,127
-St. Tammany Parish: 4,572
-Tangipahoa Parish: 4,584
-Terrebonne Parish: 1,695
-Washington Parish: 1,293
-West Feliciana Parish: 54
-TOTAL: 58,952
Source: Louisiana's Long Term Housing Task Force and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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