A state program designed to assist hurricane victims and help property owners mitigate future storm damages was lax in its operations and record-keeping and even gave out wrong information on how high structures needed to be elevated to meet new federal standards, a report by the legislative auditor’s office says.

The report, released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, criticizes the Disaster Recovery Unit of the Office of Community Development, which is an arm of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

The News Star.com, July 19, 2011

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