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Houston hurricane fund provides over 27 mln USD for flood victims' relief

Xinhua,December 28, 2017 Adjust font size:

HOUSTON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is disbursing an additional 27.6 million U.S. dollars to 28 local non-profit organizations to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston area, the Houston Mayor's Office said in a news release Wednesday.

This brings the total distribution of money by the fund to 64.4 million dollars.

The fund, which was founded by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, will distribute another 43 million dollars or more in future rounds.

The latest grants will provide direct financial aid and services for an estimated 12,470 households with 71,328 individuals.

"As recovery and rebuilding efforts continue, new challenges and needs arise. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is specifically designed to address these evolving needs," said Turner.

Harvey blew ashore on Aug. 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and damaging some 200,000 houses in a path of destruction that stretched for more than 480 km. The Houston area was hit by severe flooding, after receiving heavy rain. Enditem