FEMA: $137M approved for Texas storm victims

A Wimberley home destroyed in the floods. (Mark Batchelder/KXAN)
A Wimberley home destroyed in the floods. (Mark Batchelder/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than $137 million in state and federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program claims have been approved for Texans affected by deadly flooding and severe weather, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA said more than 22,000 people registered for assistance across the state after disaster declarations were issued following storms that pummeled the state in May and June.

Numbers as of June 30:

  • $75.9 million: NFIP Flood claims paid to Texans since May 4
  • $27.7 million: SBA low-interest disaster loans
  • $34.1 million: Housing, Other Needs Grants
  • 22,158: Total FEMA Registrations
  • 16,544: Home inspections completed
  • 8,380: National Flood Insurance Program claims to date
  • 1,846: Visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • 800: Number of federal workers in Texas assisting with disaster recovery
  • 264: Billboard and outdoor electronic signs displaying FEMA information
  • 58: Number of counties designated for Public Assistance
  • 31: Number of counties designated for Individual Assistance
  • 25: Fixed and mobile disaster recovery and mobile registration intake centers

The deadline to register with FEMA is July 28. Applicants can sign up for assistance online or by calling 800-621-3362.

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