FEMA Funds Repairs at Starcke Dam

August 15, 2005

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $2 million to the State of Texas for flood repairs at the Starcke Dam near Marble Falls. The dam suffered damage after the July 2002 floods that affected 41Texas counties.

FEMA provides 75 percent of eligible project costs and the remaining 25 percent comes from local resources. Where feasible, recovery efforts incorporate mitigation measures to help protect against possible future flooding.

The federal funds are made available under the FEMA Public Assistance Program. The State of Texas administers the program under which eligible disaster-related costs are reimbursed to government units and certain non-profit organizations providing essential government-like services in the areas of emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoration of public facilities.

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