The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added 18 counties to a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding last month.
The new counties are: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Denton, Eastland, Fort Bend, Guadalupe, Henderson, Hidalgo, Johnson, Milam, Montague, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Wichita, Williamson and Wise counties.
Denton, Johnson and Wise counties have been pounded in recent weeks with heavy rains that produced flooding, hail and tornadoes.
One of the tornadoes destroyed mobile homes in Balsora in Wise County, another did serious damage in the Rio Vista area of Johnson County.
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Seven counties, including Cooke, Gaines, Grimes, Harris, Hays, Navarro and Van Zandt, were part of the original disaster declaration signed by President Barack Obama last month. The declaration offers federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe weather since May 4.
FEMA on Saturday said residents can register for aid by calling 1-800-621-3362 or signing up online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
FEMA says it has already approved more than $7.3 million in aid for individuals.
The death toll from the Memorial Day weekend storms is 33, including 28 in Texas.
Eariler this week Texas Gov. Greg Abbott added Tarrant and Dallas counties to a state disaster declaration that makes counties eligible for “state resources.”
This report contains information from the Associated Press.