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FEMA freezes projects as disaster aid account faces shortfall

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 7:52 a.m. CDT; updated 3:52 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — The government's main disaster aid account is running woefully short of money as the Obama administration confronts damages from Hurricane Irene that could run into billions of dollars.

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