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FEMA grants more than $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal

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December 12, 2018
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AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.


The county removed extensive debris from the public roads and rights-of-way as well as public and private property. Construction and demolition, vegetation, computer component, appliance, and household hazardous waste debris were removed, hauled and disposed of throughout the county.


The debris removal cost is more than $12.8 million. The grant of more than $11.5 million is the federal share of the cost and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $1.28 million.


This grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster. FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to the applicants. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.


For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at

Last Updated: 
December 17, 2018 - 16:24