Flooding, high winds, thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornadoes… You name it and Mother Nature has thrown it at the Lone Star State this month with some devastating effects. Damage is in the hundreds of millions of dollars in one county alone (Tarrant County). Now, six more Texas counties get federal disaster aid in the wake of recent severe weather.
Three counties already receiving federal aid are:
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, added the following six counties to that list, originally issued on March 19, this past Saturday:
Residents in these counties can apply for different types of aid due to the disaster declaration. Such aid includes low interest loans to pay for repairs and rebuilding.
The federal aid will also help the counties themselves recover from the severe weather that has been slamming the area since March 7. Much of southeast Texas was flooded, leading to thousands of evacuations as well as severely damage or destroyed homes and businesses.