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FEMA denies Nueces County's Hurricane Hanna claim

County commissioners will discuss appeal this week
FEMA denies some of Nueces County's Hurricane Hanna claims
Posted at 12:06 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 01:11:51-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Nueces County's claim following Hurricane Hanna.

Now, Nueces County Commissioners are set to discuss an appeal.

In a letter sent to Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, FEMA says out of the $26.2 million in claims by Nueces County and municipalities. Only $8.2 million in damage was certified.

FEMA cites several possible reasons why the certification is lower, including labor costs and insurance costs.

Another problem is the state of Texas may not have met the total amount needed to get a major disaster declaration and FEMA assistance.

County commissioners are set to take up the issue during Wednesday's meeting.