San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

COVER: The Halloween flood on Nov. 30 destroyed and damaged homes near the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers, as well as their tributaries, in Hays and Caldwell counties. PHOTO by PM LEWIS


This in from city of San Marcos spokesperson Trey Hatt:

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

flood of 2015 icon blueAbbott requested individual assistance for Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson counties. The president also granted disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Survivors from the October severe weather in Hays County can start registering for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at the FEMA website here. FEMA inspectors will begin making appointments with residents who apply for assistance.

FEMA and local government agencies will partner to establish disaster recovery centers that will provide the survivors a place to come to access information and services following registration with FEMA.

Information on FEMA assistance and the location and hours of local disaster recovery centers will be posted on the city’s website here.

CORRECTION 10:52 p.m. NOV. 27: The photo cutline that accompanies this story should have credited the photographer as PM Lewis.

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