The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that more than $800,000 in federal aid for residents affected by the heavy storms in late spring and early summer. In total more than $44 million in federal aid has been given out in the 47 declared emergency counties, statewide.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that more than $800,000 in federal aid for residents affected by the heavy storms in late spring and early summer. In total more than $44 million in federal aid has been given out in the 47 declared emergency counties, statewide.


For Grayson County, 656 cases have been registered with the agency, with $613,000 in federal aid approved in the county, according to a news release issued Monday. In Fannin County, $104,000 has been approved for 123 cases, and $120,000 has been approved for 234 cases in Cooke County.


The deadline to register with FEMA for assistance has been extended until Aug. 27. Individuals and families looking for assistance can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-3362. A disaster recovery center, operated jointly by FEMA and other aid organizations, will be open through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.