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FEMA reimburses $11.8M for 2 Harvey shelters in SE Texas

December 27, 2018

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is being reimbursed for two Southeast Texas shelters it opened in response to Tropical Storm Harvey.

Shelter operations at the Port Arthur Civic Center and Orange Boat Ramp cost more than $11.8 million. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s reimbursement grant of nearly $10.7 million is the federal share for the shelters.

The grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program, which reimburses communities for actions taken in immediate response to and during disaster recovery.

FEMA previously announced another reimbursement grant of $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal costs incurred immediately after the storm.

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