Biden Finally Declares a Major Disaster in Texas Over a Week After Punishing Storms Began

Biden Finally Declares a Major Disaster in Texas Over a Week After Punishing Storms Began


As Texas reels from the impact of a devastating winter storm, President Joe Biden has given Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott some of the help Abbott is seeking.

On Saturday, Biden “declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing,” according to the White House statement.

The declaration makes federal funding available to people in 77 counties. Through it, grants can be secured for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs, according to Fox News.

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In a statement on his website, Abbott characterized the response as “an important first step.”

“The Governor requested the Major Disaster Declaration on Thursday for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in all 254 counties. The Biden administration approved the

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