$2.9 million awarded to Hidalgo County for 2015 floods$2.9 million awarded to Hidalgo County for 2015 floodshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=191712018-02-16T06:00:00Z2018-02-16T16:00:00Z

​AUSTIN – Hidalgo County will receive $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help minimize future flooding events.

​​The award, the first allocation of disaster recovery funds for the 2015 flooding events, will be used to construct new storm collection facilities and improve drainage in Hidalgo County's hardest-hit areas.

"Communities in Texas faced tremendous losses from flood disasters in 2015 and 2016," said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. "The counties impacted represent 76 percent of the Texas population, or 20.9 million people — a total population greater than that of 48 states. In Hidalgo County, these funds will be used for vital flooding mitigation projects to help reduce future damage in future disaster events."

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Texas $74.5 million in disaster recovery funds to administer for 2015. Due to the severity of the 2015 flooding events, Hidalgo County was a HUD-designated "most-impacted" county, along with Harris, Hays, and Travis Counties.

Texas General Land Office
Infrastructure & Transportation
http://www.glo.texas.gov/the-glo/news/press-releases/2018/february/commissioner-george-p-bush-statement-on-disaster-relief-bill-passage.htmlRead more at {Source}

 Search NewsTalk Texas