3 South Texas counties receive FEMA aid

BROWNSVILLE (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent a little more than $14.4 million in aid to residents of three South Texas counties hit by Hurricane Dolly.

Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties were declared eligible on July 31 to receive the aid for individual assistance for temporary housing assistance for those forced from their homes, as well as money for limited home repairs.

The deadline to apply is Sept 30. Residents in those counties will be able to register for the assistance immediately through the FEMA hot line at 800-621-FEMA and the agency's Web site www.fema.gov.

Dolly hit the lower South Texas coast July 23 as a Category 2 hurricane, with 100 mph winds. It dumped more than a foot of rain in places.
On the Web:
Federal Emergency Management Agency, www.fema.gov.
Information from: The Brownsville Herald,

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