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Feds denies aid to Texas for Hermine recovery

Feds denies aid to Texas for Hermine recovery
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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
13 counties.

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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6.8 million? Perry has diverted 16 million to campaign contributors through his Tech fund so why doesn't he divert the 6.8 million to the citizens who need it without asking the Feds for it? He has said many times that we do not need Federal Dollars.

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