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Hidalgo, Cameron Co. Denied FEMA Assistance for 2nd Time

1 year 4 months 4 days ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 October 18, 2018 5:18 PM October 18, 2018 in News

WESLACO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will not grant money to two Rio Grande Valley counties affected by flooding.

Hidalgo and Cameron counties were denied aid for June’s floods for a second time.

FEMA requires $37 million worth of damages to be eligible for assistance.

KRGV’s John Paul Barajas spoke with the emergency management coordinators from both counties.

The Cameron County emergency management coordinator, Tom Hushen, says the county calculated about $30 million worth of damages, with the majority of the damages coming from the drainage and irrigation district.

“It would have helped out. They would have covered at least 75 percent of those damages for us to rebuild some of those roads or drainage issues that occurred,” says Hidalgo County Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldana.

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