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Teamsters again expand Disaster Relief assistance in Texas

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 8 — On September 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) once again amended the list of counties in Texas where it has declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Harvey, which has opened the way for the Teamsters to provide Disaster Relief assistance in additional areas.

The following counties were added on September 4: Austin, Bastrop, DeWitt, Gonzalez, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Polk, Tyler, and Walker.

FEMA has previously declared a major disaster in the following Texas counties: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller and Wharton.

BLET members living in one of the counties listed here are eligible to apply for IBT Disaster Relief assistance. Updated Disaster Relief forms are now on the BLET National Division website at the link below.

The amended Disaster Relief Request For Help form is now available here: www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/TX_DR_4332.pdf

Friday, September 8, 2017
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