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TDEM Requests More Counties to be Added to Disaster Declaration

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) requested an additional 54 counties be added to the federal major disaster declaration. Gov. Greg Abbott originally requested individual assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 18.

On February 20, the White House partially approved Texas’ request for a major disaster declaration. The partial approval included individual assistance in 77 counties and for public assistance (emergency protective measures only) in all 254 counties. Last week, FEMA approved an additional 31 counties to be added to the president’s major disaster declaration for individual assistance.

“Our partnership with FEMA and the Biden Administration has opened up crucial resources for several of our communities, but there are still many counties who need this federal assistance as they recover from this winter storm,” said Abbott. “I ask FEMA to quickly grant this request so that we can ensure access to the relief that Texans need in the wake of this disaster.”

Counties included in this request are Archer, Atascosa, Bandera, Brooks, Callahan, Camp, Cass, Clay, Coleman, Delta, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Fayette, Franklin, Frio, Goliad, Hamilton, Haskell, Howard, Irion, Jack, Jim Hogg, Karnes, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Live Oak, Llano, Marion, Midland, Mills, Morris, Newton, Rains, Randall, Refugio, Robertson, San Augustine, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Starr, Titus, Trinity, Webb, Wilbarger, Willacy and Young.

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