FEMA Sets Flood Relief Deadline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set a July 29 deadline for some Texas victims of April storms and flooding to seek government help.

FEMA officials say applications are being accepted for weather-related damage that occurred between April 17 and April 30.

A statement Friday from Congressman Gene Green says federal relief efforts are meant to assist eligible residents with home repairs and other emergency-related needs.

People in Anderson, Austin, Cherokee, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Smith, Waller, Wharton and Wood counties are encouraged to apply.

Disaster help may include grants for temporary housing, whether the affected residents were homeowners or renters.

Officials say FEMA grants don’t have to be repaid, they are nontaxable and do not affect eligibility for other federal benefits.

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