Provided by the Offices of Governor Greg Abbott
Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster and requested individual Assistance for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt Counties. Governor Abbott also requested Public Assistance for Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Titus and Van Zandt counties.
This declaration comes after preliminary damage assessments were finalized and federal declaration criteria was met. If the request is granted by the President, affected citizens in these counties may be eligible for Individual Assistance grants of up to $33,000 from the federal government, and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
In addition to the counties included in the presidential disaster declaration request, Governor Abbott added Hockley, Liberty, Terry and Wichita Counties to the state disaster declaration issued on December 27, 2015.