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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

Release date: 
July 17, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-076

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning June 24-25, 2019.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Sandra L. Eslinger has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Eslinger said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.  The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

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Last Updated: 
July 18, 2019 - 03:38