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FEMA Obligates $2.8 Million For Debris Removal in TX

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    FEMA Obligates $2.8 Million For Debris Removal In Fort Bend County Release Date: March 31, 2009 Release Number: 1791-459 » More Information on Texas Hurricane
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      FEMA Obligates $2.8 Million For Debris Removal In Fort Bend County
      Release Date: March 31, 2009
      Release Number: 1791-459
      » More Information on Texas Hurricane Ike

      AUSTIN,
      Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded
      more than $2.8 million to cover 100 percent of the cost of supervision
      for debris removal in Fort Bend County following Hurricane Ike.
      Through its Public Assistance program, FEMA is making available
      $1,700,580 for the cost to monitor the removal of vegetative debris
      during the initial six weeks following Hurricane Ike and $1,118,877 for
      the same service in the months of October and November of 2008.
      Once FEMA forwards the funds to the state of Texas, further
      management of the funds, including disbursement to organizations
      performing the services, is the responsibility of the state.
      "It has been six months since Ike made landfall. FEMA is still going
      strong and plans to continue to be a moving force in recovery," said
      Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris.
      "With these Public Assistance funds, FEMA plays a vital role in our
      state's recovery from Hurricane Ike damages," added State Coordinating
      Officer Joan Haun.
      The obligated funds are a portion of $646 million in total Public
      Assistance disaster funds provided to the state since September 2008.
      FEMA responds to all eligible requests for assistance through the
      Public Assistance program. For more Public Assistance information by
      county, go to www.fema.gov/ike and click on the Disaster Statistics
      button.
      FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive
      emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response,
      recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and
      protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts
      of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
      Last Modified: Wednesday, 01-Apr-2009 08:52:39
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