Perry seeks disaster aid from Hermine damage
POSTED: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:10pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has requested a
presidential disaster declaration for 13 Texas counties that had
extensive flood damage from Tropical Storm Hermine.
Perry said Tuesday he made the request in a letter to President
Barack Obama, seeking federal assistance with recovery efforts.
Perry is requesting assistance for Bell, Blanco, Cameron,
Coryell, Denton, Hill, Jim Wells, Johnson, Medina, Tarrant, Travis,
Willacy and Williamson counties.
Perry also renewed his Sept. 9 state disaster proclamation for
those 13 counties.
After Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall earlier this month,
the remnants of the storm moved north, bringing flooding, high
winds and tornadoes.