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State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

COVER: The Halloween flood on Oct. 30-31 inundated homes and businesses such as the Aspen Heights apartments on Aquarena Springs Drive near the Blanco River. PHOTO by LAURA DIETRICH/THE UNIVERSITY STAR


The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

flood of 2015 icon blueThe deadline to apply for the state’s disaster unemployment assistance is Jan. 6. Information is available on the Texas Workforce Commission’s website here.

People who live in counties covered by the president’s Nov. 25 disaster declaration — Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson — and who:

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To apply for disaster unemployment assistance from the Texas Workforce Commission, call 800-939-6631 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the website here.