Allison Disaster Assistance for Texas Reaches $1 Billion Mark

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Release date: 
December 5, 2001
Release Number: 
1379-124

Houston, TX -- Since early June when President Bush declared Tropical Storm Allison a major disaster for the State of Texas, 119,057 residents have registered for assistance and $1 billion in federal and state disaster assistance has been provided to affected families and businesses.

"We are a long way from being finished with providing assistance to those affected by Tropical Storm Allison," said Scott Wells, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "The $1 billion figure will continue to climb until all applicants have received assistance for eligible damages."

Butch Smith, state coordinating officer, Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Texas Department of Public Safety, expressed his appreciation to "both state and federal personnel for the true cooperation displayed in getting assistance to those displaced by Allison."

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