FEMA giving local counties $1.2M for Halloween flood recovery

First Independent Baptist Church flooded during the 2013 Halloween Floods
First Independent Baptist Church flooded during the 2013 Halloween Floods

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Local governments will receive $1.2 million in grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with the expense of responding of the Oct. 30-31 floods.

The money will be divided up among Caldwell, Freestone, Hays and Travis counties for the following expenses:

  • $303,000+ for administrative costs of disaster response and recovery
  • $369,671+ for debris removal and emergency protective measures
  • $619,930 for repairs to roads, bridges, water control facilities, public buildings, parks and recreational facilities

In announcing the funding Thursday, FEMA officials said additional funding will be announce din the coming weeks as the agency continues to work with local governments to identify eligible projects.

The funding was approved by a Dec. 20 2013 declaration by president Barack Obama that identified the four counties as federal disaster areas.

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