Public Property Damage Must Meet Thresholds to Receive FEMA Funding

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WESLACO – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are looking into flood damage on public property in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley counties that are looking for funding will have to reach a certain threshold.

“We sustained damage in the county, and we're trying to make sure that that is compensated through other means, as well as our own," says Cameron County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Hushen.

Eleven counties in South Texas reported flood damage, including Cameron, Willacy, Starr, Hidalgo and Brooks counties.

County

PA Threshold

Aransas

$85,221

Brooks

$26,581

Cameron

$1,494,890

Duval

$43,358

Hidalgo

$2,851,150

Jim Wells

$150,284

Kleberg

$117,984

Refugio

$27,169

San Patricio

$238,479

Starr

$224,362

Willacy

$81,453

In order for the federal declaration to be sent for approval to FEMA, the state must collectively meet a threshold of about $36.7 million.

KRGV’s Valerie Gonzalez has more on the thresholds needed for funding.

Watch the video above for the full report.

Link: Texas DPS Emergency Management Situation Reports 

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