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    Federal Aid To Texas Storm And Flood Victims Tops $77 Million

    More than $77 million in federal assistance has been paid to victims of storms and flooding from June 16 through Aug. 3 in parts of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.

    Residents affected by the summer storms in Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam and Williamson Counties may be eligible for assistance.

    FEMA has approved more than $20 million in disaster housing assistance for rent and essential repairs.

    Another $4.7 million has been approved for such things as medical and dental care, transportation expenses and household items and clothing, FEMA said.

    FEMA has approved more than $27.2 million in assistance to state agencies and local governments for debris removal and repair of such infrastructure as bridges and roadways.

    The US Small Business Administration, meanwhile, has approved 540 applications totaling more than $25 million in disaster loan assistance, FEMA said.

    To date, 16,316 individuals and families have registered for assistance FEMA said.



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