President Obama expands emergency declaration for TX to include assistance to individuals
POSTED: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:04pm
KETK — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that, in line with the request from the Governor of Texas, the emergency disaster declaration for the State of Texas, declared on April 19, 2013, has been expanded to allow individuals and households affected by the explosion in McLennan County, access to Individual Assistance grants.
The President’s action makes housing and other assistance available to eligible individuals in McLennan County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs; medical, dental, and funeral expenses; and personal property, transportation and other forms of assistance to help individuals recover from the effects of the disaster.
Today’s announcement further supports the response efforts previously approved to assist with emergency work to protect lives and property, public health and safety.
Individuals who sustained losses as a result of the explosion in McLennan County can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362.
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