Gov. Greg Abbott added Tarrant and Dallas counties on Wednesday to a state disaster declaration that makes counties eligible for “state resources.”
Abbott amended previous proclamations to say that the “severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has now caused a disaster in 94 Texas counties.”
However, the threshold for actually getting state aid is uninsured property loss of $6.4 million, and Tarrant County isn’t close, said Tonya Hunter, Tarrant County’s emergency management coordinator.
The county is currently out “a couple hundred thousand,” she said.
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“We are waiting for our lake levels to go down so we can conduct damage assessments,” Hunter said. “Our lake levels are still too high.”
Abbott added Tarrant County to the list in case the threshold is met later, she said.
Abbott first declared a state of disaster on May 11 for six counties. He amended the declarations on May 15, 25, 26 and 29.
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