FEMA approves Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas


FEMA graphic (Source: MGN Online)

AUSTIN, Texas (KVEO) — Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and President Trump have approved a Federal Emergency Declaration request for Texas.

“I thank President Trump and our partners at FEMA for their quick response in granting this Federal Emergency Declaration,” said Governor Abbott.

FEMA has been authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct Federal assistance and reimbursement for mass care including evacuation and shelter support at 75 percent federal funding.

“Thankfully, 32 counties – including Bexar, Hidalgo, La Salle, McMullen, Starr, Webb, and Zapata – are covered under FEMA’s Emergency Declaration for the State of Texas. This assistance will help these areas recover from property damage and address public health and safety concerns. I will continue to work with FEMA and the State of Texas to ensure our communities receive the necessary resources and support,” said Representative Henry Cuellar.

This assistance is for the counties of Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, and Zapata.

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