FEMA Assistance for TexansTops $1.5 Billion - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

FEMA Assistance for TexansTops $1.5 Billion

by Kirby Gibbs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Federal and state disaster assistance for Texans affected by Hurricane Ike continues to grow daily. The total now tops 1.5 billion dollars.

Even so, Governor Rick Perry is asking for more help from Fema. Fema has already agreed to reimburse Texas for 6 months of debris removal, but Governor Perry recently sent a letter to President Bush asking for 6 more months of reimursment.

Fema officials told East Texas News Nine there's a good reason FEMA is denying the extra assistance.

"Right now we still have 2 more months, actually three more months, when there will be 100% reimbursement for the debris and so far we are 84% complete" says Public information Officer, David Riedman. "So we anticipate being finished with the debris within that 6 months, and if it comes to the end of that 6 months and all of the debris has not been cleaned up, then that cost share will be reevaluated then."

Governor Rick Perry is also asking FEMA to reimburse the state for 90 percent of the costs associated with repairing roads, bridges, buildings and utilities. The agency is currently paying 75 percent of those costs, but says it could pay more.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:23:07 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>
  • Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT
    JLWSJLWS

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>
  • Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:49:38 GMT

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly