Texas General Land Office prepping short-term, long-term recovery efforts

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By Tim Collins

LUMBERTON — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said last week the General Land Office has signed a contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance to Texas residents affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Bush, who visited Hardin County on Sept. 27, said the assistance would arrive within “weeks, if not months,” through five short-term housing programs. He met with state, county and city officials during a meeting at Lumberton City Hall.


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