Texas Announces $1 Billion For Mitigation Efforts After Harvey

Gov. Greg Abbott and Mayor Sylvester Turner talked about the progress of flood relief funding Tuesday afternoon in Houston.

"It is great to be back in the city of champions", Abbott said. Tuesday's visit came during the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Rockport Health & Fitness Club, where he announced $1.1 billion would be available to fund hazard mitigation projects in affected areas, like Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass and Port Aransas.

"This isn't one of those things where, 'Gosh, we're finally going to rebuild once we get the money, '" Abbott said.

The rest of the funds will be disbursed by the anniversary of the storm's landfall.

U.S. Texas governor Tuesday announced that 1 billion U.S. dollars will be allocated from federal government for hazard and flood mitigation projects created to both help Texas rebuild and reduce the risk of future damage from flooding and hurricanes.

However, Abbott said that the state has secured federal funding to cover the 25 percent for approved Hurricane Harvey projects.

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However, these funds are supposed to help Texas rebuild in a way that helps to lessen the damage during future disasters.

FEMA money covers 75 percent of project costs, while local governments provide the remaining 25 percent.

"Our lives are not defined by the challenges we face, but how we respond to those challenges", Abbott said.

"The funding emphasis on protection against the next deluge or storm surge from the Gulf has been a key part of our plea to the federal government", Turner said.

Greg Abbott joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston, Texas, to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey previous year.

Applications for projects will be handled by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

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