FEMA Grants Texas Request For Disaster Loans After Harvey

Firefighters search for survivors at an apartment complex in Rockport, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey hits the state's coast on Saturday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Federal officials have granted Texas’ request for loans aimed at helping local municipalities maintain normal operations and budgets as communities continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced approval for the loans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) late Monday, describing the federal funding as “critical” for cities in Texas still grappling with intense flooding and damage.

Meanwhile, the House is expected to vote Wednesday on a larger disaster relief package for those impacted by the storm. Read more at The Hill.



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