Texas Disaster Recovery Assistance Exceeds $17 million

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Release date: 
November 16, 1998
Release Number: 
1257-031

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Texas families, individuals and businesses in the 32 declared counties that have suffered from the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes Oct. 17 - 31 continue to receive assistance from federal and state agencies.

Recovery services summary
The following is a summary of recovery assistance as of the close of business Sun., Nov. 15:

  • 5,699 checks totaling $11,533,341 have been approved for minor home repairs or temporary assistance.
     
  • $1,460,200 in low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans have been approved for 36 homeowners, renters and businesses.
     
  • 868 families and individuals have been approved to receive $4,454,904 in state-administered grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by other assistance programs.
     
  • 18,249 calls were received at the National Teleregistration Center (1-800-462-9029, TTY 1-800-462-7585). Those who suffered flood losses called to register for federal aid, including housing assistance, disaster unemployment assistance, low-interest loans, income tax and social security assistance, veteran's assistance, serious needs and necessary expenses, and flood insurance information.
Registrations received by county
COUNTYREGISTRATIONS
Atascosa26
Austin122
Bastrop206
Bexar4,526
Brazoria35
Burleson70
Caldwell449
Calhoun40
Colorado74
Comal1,996
DeWitt1,578
Fayette37
Fort Bend75
Galveston35
Goliad57
Gonzales585
Guadalupe3,051
Harris561
Hays986
Jackson11
Karnes83
Liberty29
Matagorda24
Montgomery257
Nueces233
Refugio54
San Jacinto42
Travis349
Victoria1,141
Waller269
Wharton710
Wilson408

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    May 9, 2013 - 13:20
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