Perry appeals FEMA denial

Volunteers provide flood assitance
Volunteers provide flood assitance

On Saturday, Governor Rick Perry submitted an 82 page appeal after FEMA denied aid to individuals affected by the Halloween flood.

FEMA previously denied aid for individuals but agreed to help governments with off setting the cost.

In a letter to President Obama, the governor appealed federal denial of individual assistance and also requested that FEMA grant all eligible Individual and Households Programs, including:

  • Transitional Sheltering Assistance
  • Other Needs Assistance
  • Disaster Legal Services
  • Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Crisis Counseling

You can view the appeal here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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