Feds denies aid to Texas for Hermine recovery
POSTED: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 8:44am
UPDATED: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 1:10pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A spokeswoman for Rick Perry says the Texas
governor is considering his options after the federal government
denied his request for emergency aid to help the state clean up
from Tropical Storm Hermine.
President Barack Obama's administration rejected Perry's request
for a major disaster declaration and about $6.8 million in aid for
Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, wrote in a letter to the governor Friday that the storm's
"severity and magnitude" did not exceed the capabilities of state
and local government.
The aftereffects of the storm killed eight people, including
seven in Texas.
Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger told the Austin
American-Statesman that the governor can appeal the denial or
pursue loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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