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Lawmakers Want Carnival Contract

By Alabama Public Radio

Washington, D.C. – The Navy's Military Sealift Command negotiated the contract for FEMA. It promises Carnival 192 million dollars for the use of three ships through February. It also agrees to reimburse Carnival 44 million dollars for fuel and other costs. FEMA could house about 71-hundred people who lost their homes in Katrina on the three ships. But many evacuees say they're afraid of the water after escaping Katrina's floods and want no part of a ship. California U-S Representative Henry Waxman says many of the ships' rooms aren't filled and even if they were, the cost for a family of five is still more than 20-thousand dollars a month.

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