Dec 20, 2013 2:51 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas of Central Texas hit with severe storms and flooding in late October.
Obama on Friday declared a major disaster exists in the area. This includes the counties of Caldwell, Hays and Travis. The heavy rains on Oct. 30-31 caused rivers and creeks to swell and triggered flash flooding across the area.
Federal funding will now be available to state and eligible local governments and some nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis. The funds can help with emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms and flooding in those counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures across the state.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
3 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more