THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Madrid, Spain) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 7, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN TEXAS
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe thunderstorms and flooding beginning on June 21, 1997, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in a nine-county area. The counties include Bandera, Bexar, Burnet, Guadalupe, Kendall, Llano, Medina, Real, and Uvalde.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is conducting damage surveys in other areas. Additional assistance and areas may be added.