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State of Texas
Texas Governor's Office
News Release
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will  continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. There are currently 60 counties included in the state disaster declaration.

"As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it absolutely clear that the State of Texas will be there every step of the way," said Governor Abbott. "This disaster declaration extension will help ensure affected communities continue to get the resources they need to rebuild and return to full operation. Although the road to recovery will be long, Texas is fully committed to doing everything we can to assist those in need along the way."

State Disaster Declarations must be renewed every 30 days for assistance to remain available. Governor Abbott will continue to renew them as they are needed throughout the recovery process.




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