NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states.

Tony Robinson already was serving as FEMA's Region 6 acting administrator before the agency announced his appointment Thursday.

Robinson has worked for FEMA since 1987. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said Robinson has provided "leadership and oversight" during more than 50 federally-declared disasters.

Region 6 also covers Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Robinson's predecessor, Tony Russell, vacated the position in May 2012 when he was named superintendent of FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.

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