Gov. Abbott Announces 31 Additional Counties Approved for Winter Storm Disaster Assistance

"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."
– Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional 31 Texas counties to be added to the President's Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 13th. On February 20th, the White House partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration. The partial approval included Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. 

Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm.

Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management's Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. 

FEMA has asked the state of Texas for additional information regarding the amount of damage in the counties that have yet to be declared, and TDEM will continue to present that information until all Texas counties that qualify for federal assistance receive the assistance they need.
 
"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," said Governor 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."

Counties included in this approval are:
 
  1. Anderson
  2. Austin
  3. Bosque
  4. Bowie
  5. Burnet
  6. Cherokee
  7. Colorado
  8. Erath
  9. Fannin
  10. Freestone
  11. Gonzales
  12. Grayson
  13. Gregg
  14. Harrison
  15. Hill
  16. Houston
  17. Hunt
  18. Jackson
  19. Jim Wells
  20. Jones
  21. Limestone
  22. Lubbock
  23. Medina
  24. Milam
  25. Navarro
  26. Rusk
  27. Taylor
  28. Tom Green
  29. Val Verde
  30. Washington, and
  31. Wood
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