President Trump approves Texas disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Imelda

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A truck drives through a flooded highway as flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda continues in Southeast Texas on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Mauriceville, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

TEXAS (KXAN) — President Donald Trump approved a Disaster Declaration for Texas on Friday after Tropical Storm Imelda brought substantial damage to several counties back in September.

The announcement comes after Gov. Greg Abbott requested the president declare a state of disaster last Tuesday.

Federal Funding will be available to those affected in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery and Orange counties.

The funding will be used to provide grants for temporary housing and home repairs as well as low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Other programs will be available to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the storm.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated
counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov

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