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:
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