FEMA voucher rumor causes chaos

September 18, 2008 5:24:52 AM PDT
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Early this morning, about a hundred people lined up at the George R. Brown Convention Center, expecting assistance from FEMA.

The people said they got the information from two radio stations. We checked and found out there are no FEMA vouchers available. We ran into some angry people, expecting FEMA aid.

"We've lost our food," said one hurricane victim. "We have no lightning, these people, not only the Houston area but they are from many areas all over."

FEMA assistance can be obtained by calling 1-800-621-3362 or registering online at www.fema.gov.

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