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  • 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.
  • Friday, December 13, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues State Disaster Proclamation for Extensive Central Texas Flood Damage
    Gov. Rick Perry issued a state disaster proclamation for Bell, Caldwell, Freestone, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.