Information from the Office of the Governor
Governor Greg Abbott has asked the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare Hockley County a disaster area following severe storms, winds, heavy rain, hail, and flooding that impacted the area beginning on June 30th, 2017 and continuing through July 4th, 2017.
As a result of this devastating weather, many homes and businesses were affected in the area, creating an economic emergency for the residents of the county.
The Governor is asking the SBA to declare Hockley County a disaster area for the purpose of making long-term, low-interest rate physical disaster home and business loans and economic injury disaster loans available to the citizens and businesses affected by the disaster. If granted, these loans will allow Texans in Hockley and contiguous counties to rebuild their lives, businesses, and community.