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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Officials: $30M in unmet needs for blast victims
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The local nonprofit group coordinating aid for residents of West estimates assistance to individuals is falling short by $30 million.
State and federal money to the damaged town north of Waco is helping rebuild roads, schools and meet other needs. But the West Long-Term Recovery Center said Thursday that sufficient aid is lacking for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the deadly April explosion of a fertilizer plant.
The shortfall to residents is attributable to damages not covered by insurance, donations or state and federal money.
The center says as many as 20 families could soon see checks from $3.6 million in private donations. But The Dallas Morning News reports that fewer than 250 households were approved for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid out of more than 800 that applied.