AUSTIN (AP) - Governor Rick Perry today repeated his request for
Federal Emergency Management Agency help for Texans affected by
Officials say about 600 people are still in state shelters. More
than 10,000 residents are without electricity.
Perry, in a letter to President Bush, asks that FEMA expedite
the state's request for aid for people whose homes were damaged --
but aren't covered by insurance.
Perry also seeks assistance for repair, reconstruction or
replacement of damaged public buildings.
Dolly hit South Texas on July 23rd.
The governor's request -- on that date -- for individual
homeowner aid wasn't immediately granted. The feds told the state
to first do preliminary damage assessments.
Texas was granted a major presidential disaster declaration on
That helped with protective measures taken before and after the
storm -- but individual and business losses weren't covered.
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