Freestone County, Texas Added to Federal Declaration for Halloween Floods

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Release date: 
January 21, 2014
Release Number: 
DR 4159 TX NR 001

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.

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Last Updated: 
January 22, 2014 - 10:05