Texas Disaster Assistance Nearly $70 Million Applications for Assistance Approach 24,000

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Release date: 
December 24, 1998
Release Number: 
1257-058

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- In the two months since the October and November flooding disasters that hit south Texas, state and federal officials have approved nearly $70 million in disaster recovery funds to help nearly 24,000 individuals who have applied for help.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to day released the following figures on the status of disaster recovery assistance in the 43 declared counties:

  • 23,852 registrations for assistance were received at the toll-free application number (1-800-462-9029, TTY: 1-800-462-7585). Those who suffered flood losses had called to register for federal and state aid including housing assistance, disaster unemployment assistance, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), income tax and social security assistance, veteran's assistance, other serious needs and necessary expenses and flood insurance information.

Following is a list of the 43 Texas counties declared eligible for federal and state disaster assistance and the number of applications received in each of those counties:

Atascosa 38 Goliad 65 Montgomery 673
Austin 137 Gonzales 651 Nueces 2,263
Bastrop 245 Grimes 10 Polk 28
Bexar 5,097 Guadalupe 3,328 Refugio 61
Blanco 11 Harris 862 San Jacinto 243
Brazoria 70 Hayes 1,145 San Patricio 219
Burleson 136 Jackson 25 Travis 399
Caldwell 485 Jefferson 37 Trinity 4
Calhoun 56 Jim Wells 24 Victoria 1,278
Colorado 90 Karnes 123 Walker 24
Comal 2,172 Kendall 9 Waller 304
DeWitt 1,702 Lavaca 8 Wharton 770
Fayette 53 Liberty 272 Wilson 436
Fort Bend 152 Matagorda 34    
Galveston 98 Medina 15    
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