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With the city of Houston in need of any help it can get after the destruction Hurricane Harvey left behind, rapper Z-Ro has released a new song titled "Houston 2Gether".

President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting nearly $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall.

"FEMA should continue to receive the budgetary support it needs to respond to disaster such as Harvey".

Cash donations allow organizations that are already on the ground and providing assistance to use the funds to meet the most critical developing needs.

Fema also warned that residents were being targeted by scams.

Z-Ro made the announcement on Instagram, posting a snippet of the record and writing the caption, "All proceeds donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Thank you for your help in our time of need!" "With money in hand, they have that flexibility".

It has put many members of the Texas delegation in the awkward position of advocating for funding after having voted against Sandy relief packages. People in Missouri have jobs to go to.

With FEMA saying an estimated 450,000 people are possibly eligible for federal flood assistance, those affected can also go to DisasterAssistance.gov where they can apply online to seek help.

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Those who do have the time and want to volunteer are being urged by the State of Texas not to self-deploy.

"Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water", he said.

Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will ask the US Congress for emergency funding to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Thousands of people have been rescued from the floodwaters, and more than 32,000 people are being housed in emergency shelters.

According to the National VOAD, conditions may not be conducive to volunteers entering the impacted zone, and individuals may find themselves turned away by law enforcement. 75 of the office's 250 employees are either working in the call center or have been deployed to Texas.

"Indirect losses and total macroeconomic effects are expected to increase this estimate", the report said, "as well as damage in neighbouring Louisiana and further inland as rainfall-induced flooding occurs". "When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women".

"FEMA is very focused right now on life safety, lifesaving activities, getting people to a safe place". People have never seen anything quite like this. In nearby coastal cities, particularly Rockport, TX, workers searched flattened homes and flooded streets in search of missing citizens.

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