Fema ex­tends ike pro­gram

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

A tem­po­rary mo­bile home pro­gram for South­east Texas res­i­dents still dis­placed since 2008’s Hur­ri­cane Ike has been ex­tended to Jan. 7.

The new dead­line was an­nounced by the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency. Gov. Rick Perry had sought the six-month ex­ten­sion.

The Sept. 13, 2008, hur­ri­cane swamped parts of the Galve­ston area.

Agency spokesman Ray­mundo Perez on Tues­day said 102 fam­i­lies in Galve­ston County are still liv­ing in mo­bile homes pro­vided by the agency. More than 3,700 FEMA-pro­vided mo­bile homes were in use im­me­di­ately af­ter Ike. Over­all, 149 mo­bile homes are still oc­cu­pied by dis­placed Ike res­i­dents in Texas.

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