SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 16 Texas counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began July 24, 2018.
After visiting early this morning with the National Weather Service, the Texas Department of Transportation, Oncor, and various local, ISD, and county staff, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has determined conditions do not warrant any delays or closures and Dallas County will be open today with normal operations.
Please use caution driving should there be any slick spots on elevated surfaces or bridges.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the Dallas County Commissioners issued the resolution to show their support and recognition for the hard work and dedication of all those who participated in Hurricane Harvey evacuee sheltering operations in Dallas County.
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today requested the addition of 14 Texas counties to the Presidential Disaster Declaration previously granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This addition will bring the total to 33 counties which will receive Individual Assistance, Public Assistance (Categories A and B including Direct Federal Assistance) and Hazard Mitigation from FEMA in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The previously granted 19 counties include Aransas, Bee, Bexar (for Public Assistance), Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Victoria, and Wharton.