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Sunday, June 13, 2021

FEMA approves more Texas counties for federal assistance

Gov. Abbott stated extra counties will proceed to be re-requested because the state continues to obtain info on injury from the winter storm.

The extra 31 counties are:

  • Anderson
  • Austin
  • Bosque
  • Bowie
  • Burnet
  • Cherokee
  • Colorado
  • Erath
  • Fannin
  • Freestone
  • Gonzales
  • Grayson
  • Gregg
  • Harrison
  • Hill
  • Houston
  • Hunt
  • Jackson
  • Jim Wells
  • Jones
  • Limestone
  • Lubbock
  • Medina
  • Milam
  • Navarro
  • Rusk
  • Taylor,
  • Tom Green
  • Val Verde
  • Washington
  • Wood

“I thank FEMA for their swift approval of these additional counties and for their continued partnership as we ensure Texans have access to relief following the winter storm,” stated Gov, Abbott. “I urge Texans to use the Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool so that the state can continue to identify damages and fight for the crucial assistance that our communities need.”

If you reside in any of the counties accepted by FEMA, you’ll be able to start making use of for assist on-line at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.

Gov. Abbott stated extra counties will proceed to be re-requested because the State of Texas continues to obtain info reported from people who’ve suffered injury from the winter storm.

Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to assist the state establish damages throughout Texas and assist emergency administration officers achieve an understanding of damages that occurred in the course of the winter storm. 

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