Officials Urge 18 Counties Hit Hardest by Harvey to Apply for FEMA Funds
04 September, 2017, 08:02
Despite reports of many gasoline stations running out of fuel, and abnormally long lines at those that still have supply, Texas Gov. Greg Abbottsaid Friday that there is a healthy amount of fuel in the state - and in the nation.
Abbott said the recovery from Harvey would require even more money than the package Congress appropriated for Hurricane Katrina relief, saying the total population and geographic range affected by Harvey could surpass both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy combined. State of the Union host Angela Mitchell asked Abbot on Sunday.
"When you look at the number of homes and businesses affected by this, I think this will cost well over $120 billion", he said.
The federal government contributed about $114 billion to recovery after Katrina, and that spending covered around 72 percent of the recovery costs, according to CNN's analysis. "Probably $150 [billion] to $180 billion".
"One way in which the Trump administration has been very, very responsive is having all their Cabinet members as well as the FEMA administrator in Texas constantly", he added.
Gov. Abbott said that the state has been working with all sectors of the oil and gas community, including refineries, pipelines, operators and retailers, over the past two days to alleviate concerns over the possibility of a shortage.
During an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week", Abbott said the recovery and rebuilding efforts are "going to take a long time".
Drivers packed gas stations in Houston before Hurricane Harvey slammed into the southeast Texas coastline, producing destruction and devastating floods.
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It shut down Wednesday as Harvey made a third landfall in southwest Louisiana, bringing flooding to the Port Arthur area. He continued, "As gas prices go up refineries around the globe are seeing incentives to send gas to the United States".
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