AUSTIN, Texas – A Jan. 17, 2014 amendment to a federal disaster declaration for Texas following the severe storms and flooding that impacted central portions of the state on Oct. 30-31, 2013 now includes Freestone County.
Eligible state and local governments and certain private nonprofit applicants in Freestone are eligible for Public Assistance funding reimbursements for both emergency and permanent work categories after damage assessments were concluded by officials from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Emergency work may include debris removal and emergency protective measures, while permanent work may include repairs to road systems bridges, water control facilities and public buildings, contents and utilities, and repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
On Dec. 20, 2013, Caldwell, Hays and Travis counties were designated for Public Assistance under a presidential disaster declaration.
For more information on Texas disaster recovery, visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management site at www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ or fema.gov/disaster/4159.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.