AUSTIN (KXAN) — The damage sustained by Texas counties during the severe October flooding prompted Governor Greg Abbott to request a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
President Obama granted that request Nov. 25 for individual assistance to be given to the 15 damaged counties. Disaster loans were also allotted from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The help being offered will assist Texans rebuilding and recovering.
“Though recovery has been painful for many of our neighbors, this promptly approved federal Individual Assistance means up to $33,000 for each eligible household and business with un-reimbursed flood losses, cleanup, and repair,” said U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett. “This relief includes those in Hays and Caldwell, who received assistance a few months ago, but incurred additional recent flood damage. I salute those who have worked diligently to complete the assessments required by federal law. “
Individual assistance will be given to the following counties:
“I want to thank the President and FEMA for their swift response to Texas’ request for a federal disaster declaration,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas looks forward to working with its FEMA partners to ensure those in need receive the assistance necessary to start rebuilding their lives.”
If you had damage from the October floods, you can start registering for FEMA Assistance by calling 1.800.621.3362 or online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. FEMA inspectors will begin making appointments with residents who apply for assistance.