WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President yesterday declared a major disaster exists in the State of
Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery
efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the
period of April 17-24, 2016.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected
individuals in the counties of Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs,
low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to
help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Kevin L. Hannes as the
Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the
FEMA said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more
counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the
assessments are fully completed.
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