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Group trying to raise money for hurricane museum

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Efforts to raise an estimated $68 million for the proposed National Hurricane Museum and Science Center continue.

Officials with the museum say that talks for corporate sponsorships have netted $14 million in commitments. 

They also say that gaining sponsors is difficult but know that the target audience for financial donations will come from the Gulf region.

Plans are for the museum to be constructed near the Lake Charles Civic Center.  The group is also targeting federal agencies for financial support.

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