A federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
It is far from an ideal situation, but West ISD Superintendent Marty Crawford said the district will be ready for students come the first day of classes on August 26th.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people.
After denying an initial funding request by Gov. Rick Perry, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced a $2.8 million grant to help schools devastated by a plant explosion in West, Texas.
By December of 2011 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared wildfire disaster declarations in more than 150 Texas counties. Today the agency refunded some of the money spent to fight those fires.
Gov. Rick Perry is asking President Obama and federal officials to reconsider their denial of major disaster aid to the Texas town stricken by a deadly fertilizer blast.
The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.
The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.
FEMA has denied Governor Rick Perry’s request for a major disaster declaration in West, Texas again.
Residents and officials in West are upset about FEMA’s decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.
The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.
The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.