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Gulf Watch: Texas requests FEMA funds to provide housing for Ike survivors

December 8, 2008 - Warning that the onset of cold weather could have "disastrous consequences" for families who have been camping out or sleeping in cars on their property, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has written a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting $300 million to create an alternative temporary housing program for Hurricane Ike victims to supplement the existing FEMA program. The disaster relief funds would be used to buy safe mobile homes, travel trailers and other temporary housing.