Presidential Disaster Declaration For 33 Texas Counties

Kelli Wiese
February 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - President Trump has granted Governor Greg Abbott's request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 33 Texas counties.

The counties now have access to FEMA's Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs. It's for communities still recovering from severe weather and flooding this past fall.

Governor Abbott says, "I thank the President and FEMA for granting this disaster declaration. As communities continue to recover and rebuild from the aftermath of these devastating floods, we remain committed to working with our federal and local partners to ensure that Texas is more resilient than ever before."

The counties include: Archer, Baylor, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Dimmit, Edwards, Fannin, Franklin, Grimes, Haskell, Hill, Hopkins, Houston, Jones, Kimble, Kinney, Knox, Llano, Madison, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Nolan, Real, San Saba, Sutton, Throckmorton, Travis, Uvalde, and Val Verde Counties.