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U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Representative Brian Babin, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin is publicly thanking President Donald Trump for recently signing a Federal Disaster Declaration after flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda heavily impacted a large portion of southeast Texas from the Houston area to the Golden Triangle.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the President on Tuesday, October 1st asking him for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for six counties in the Gulf Coast region, and the President did just that.

Those six counties are Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange Counties.

Babin on Monday said “I applaud President Trump for swiftly signing the Federal Disaster Declaration request, sent by Governor Abbott earlier this week, so those impacted by the severe flooding brought by Tropical Storm Imelda are now able to receive individual assistance. As many once again travel down the road to recovery, they will now have access to the resources necessary to make this journey as quickly as possible”.

For some reason, Newton County, which experienced flooding in the far south end of the county near Deweyville, was not included in the Federal Disaster Declaration.

According to Governor Abbott’s office, assistance is available, up to $35,000.00, for those affected by the flooding.

For more information on how to apply for Individual Assistance, residents of the counties named in the disaster declaration can call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit

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