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Harlingen, Texas–FEMA and SBA have each now provided more than $10 million to Rio Grande Valley residents affected by the June 24-25 flooding.
SBA has approved $467,100 for businesses and $10,170,600 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster. FEMA has approved $9.6 million in Housing Assistance through its Individual and Households Program which includes housing assistance to help pay for rent for those homes that are not habitable and for home repairs. More than $1.4 million was approved for Other Needs Assistance which helps with disaster expenses that can make it hard for people to get back on their feet, such as clothes for work, childcare, and disaster-related funeral expenses.
Meantime, FEMA reports that The National Flood Insurance Program has already approved claims worth $37.7 million with the average payment being $55,662.
RGV residents affected by the flooding have until September 16 to register for assistance. The Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy County. They are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday s from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
All three centers will be closed on Labor Day.
Cameron County DRC
La Feria Safe Room
1001 Pancho Maples Drive
Hidalgo County DRC
La Villa Youth Center
302 West 2nd Street
Community Safe Room
10804 Business 77
City of Harlingen
118 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 216-5000
24-Hour Reporting Hotline
“Ensure a business-friendly climate focused on economic growth, quality of life and efficient delivery of excellent services to our community.”
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(956) 216-5000, City Hall
(956) 216-5101, Lon C Hill Building
(956) 216-5300, Public Works
(956) 216-5400, Police Department
(956) 230-8011, Fire Department
(956) 216-5800, Public Library
(956) 216-5900, Telecomm Center
MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSIONERS
Chris Boswell, Mayor
Richard Uribe, Commissioner, District 1
Frank Puente, Commissioner, District 2
Michael Mezmar, Commissioner, District 3
Ruben De La Rosa, Commissioner, District4
Victor Leal, Commissioner, District 5
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