FEMA Obligates $2.8 Million For Debris Removal in TX
- FEMA Obligates $2.8 Million For Debris Removal In Fort Bend County
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Release Number: 1791-459
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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
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