A presidential disaster declarations has been approved for Grimes County and many others in the wake of the Fall 2018 flooding.
On Monday, President Trump granted Governor Abbott his request for an emergency declaration for 33 Texas counties. The action provides access to the FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for the impacted communities.
Governor Abbott said “I thank the president and FEMA for granting this disaster declaration. As communities continue to recover and rebuild from the aftermath of these devastating floods, we remain committed to working with our federal and local partners to ensure that Texas is more resilient than ever.”
The declaration comes after Grimes County saw nearly 21 inches of rain in a 3 day span in October, resulting in major flooding and road washouts.