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1/17/06- Longview

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison On The Fire Threat In East Texas

With the severe drought across East Texas, the threat of a grass fire breaking out is greater than ever. Today, while in Longview, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said the government is working to get help to our local firefighters.

Senator Hutchison said, "This is dire. It is an emergency. It should have been declared a disaster area, as it has been. That is opening the spigot to help the people who are doing the hard job on the ground of preventing and fighting these fires."

The declaration of a disaster area means FEMA can furnish grants for temporary housing and home repairs, as well as low-cost loans for uninsured property losses and other programs.
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