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- Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Declaring Liquefied Petroleum Gas Emergency
Gov. Rick Perry today renewed the proclamation declaring a liquefied petroleum gas emergency, waiving certain state licensing and permitting regulations for out-of-state carriers and operators. This waiver applies only to liquefied petroleum gas trucks and operators meeting all certification, permitting and licensing requirements of the federal government and another state whose governor has declared or declares a liquefied petroleum gas emergency.
- Saturday, January 25, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Appeals FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance for Central Texans Affected by Floods
Gov. Rick Perry today appealed the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) denial of individual assistance for Central Texas counties impacted by the severe storms and flooding between October 30 and November 1.
- Friday, December 20, 2013 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
- Friday, December 20, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Presidential Disaster Declaration Approved for Three Central Texas Counties
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that his request for public assistance through a federal disaster declaration for three Central Texas counties has been approved. The governor requested individual and public assistance earlier this month to support recovery efforts in areas impacted by severe storms and flooding between October 30 and November 1. Approval of the individual assistance request is still pending federal review.
- Friday, December 13, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Central Texas Flood Damage
Gov. Rick Perry is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for three Texas counties due to extensive flood damage in Central Texas following the storms that occurred from October 30th to November 1st. The declaration would provide federal assistance to support recovery efforts.