President signs federal disaster declaration for Montgomery County, five other Texas counties

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President Donald Trump on Friday approved the federal disaster declaration for Montgomery County and five other Texas counties affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough said this will open up federal resources for households throughout the County that were affected.

With this declaration, individuals with damage related to Tropical Storm Imelda will be eligible for up to $35,000 in disaster assistance, though they must prove their damages, which will be assessed by a FEMA agent.

Texas counties and cities are still awaiting a federal disaster declaration for public assistance, which will help in repairing infrastructure damaged by the storm.

Residents can call 1-800-621-FEMA, or visit DisasterAssistance.gov for information on how to apply. As this declaration came late Friday, the FEMA website as of yet does not list Montgomery or the other five counties that were approved for individual assistance.

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