5 States Hit by Allison to Get $500 Million

Associated Press

President Bush will make $500 million available to aid victims of Tropical Storm Allison in five states, the White House said Saturday.

The money, to be released Monday, will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid people affected by the storm in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, the White House said.

Bush, a former Texas governor, announced the release of the disaster relief money while at his ranch near here.

The president was criticized by senators of both parties for moving too slowly to provide the money needed to deal with the disaster.

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