FEMA Grants Governor Abbott’s Request For A Presidential Disaster Declaration
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tonight has granted Governor Greg Abbott's Request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration in response to Hurricane Harvey. Earlier today, the Governor requested the declaration in order to provide Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation to Texas communities affected by Harvey to help rebuild lives in the aftermath of this devastating storm. Governor Abbott issued the following statement:
"I want to thank the President and FEMA for their quick response in granting this disaster declaration. We will continue to work with our federal and local partners on all issues relating to this storm, and I encourage Texans to continue heeding all warnings from local officials."