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Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet

Congressional Affairs Division

President Biden, granted a Major Disaster Declaration

to Jasper and Hardin Counties making them elgible to receive Public Assistance Funds.


FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FACT SHEET


On May 17, 2024, President Joseph R. Biden Jr., granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas triggering the release of Federal funds to help people recover from the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding that occurred April 26, 2024, to June 5, 2024. This disaster declaration has been amended as indicated below in bold. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:


Declaration Number: FEMA-4781-DR


Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding


Incident Period: April 26, 2024, to June 5, 2024


Federal Coordinating Officer: Benjamin Abbott


National FCO Program


Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):


IA-Designated Counties: Austin, Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Falls, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, San


Jacinto, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Van


Zandt, Walker, and Waller Counties.


Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):


PA-Designated Counties: Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker Counties for emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program.


Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker Counties for all categories of Public Assistance already designated for emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program).


Austin, Bosque, Brown, Caldwell, Calhoun, Clay, Coleman, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Eastland, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Hockley, Houston, Jasper, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Mills, Newton, San Saba, Tyler, Waller and Washington Counties for Public Assistance.


Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken

to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):


HM-Designated Areas: All areas in the State of


Texas are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.


OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.


Individuals in Austin, Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Falls, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, San Jacinto, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Walker, and Waller Counties can apply with FEMA the following ways: · Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.


· Constituents may call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).



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