The Federal Emergency Management Agency has raised its proposed compensation to Louisiana for hurricane-related damages to Charity Hospital in New Orleans to $150 million from an initial $23 million.

However, the state said it would maintain its claim of $492 million as the replacement value for the hospital. The state-owned facility, which served as the training hospital for Louisiana State University, was flooded when Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005 and has never re-opened.

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