Texas Governor Announces A Half-Billion Dollars For Hurricane Harvey-Hit Areas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced more than $500 million in hazard mitigation funding provided by FEMA is available immediately. He expects the state to receive at least $1.1 billion in aid by August.

The latest federal recovery money is intended to pay for projects such as buying out flood-prone properties and building better drainage systems.

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