US President Joe Biden approved the declaration of great disaster in Texas in order to allow the federal government to provide more resources and assistance to the southern stateHe, affected by severe winter storms, announced the White House.
With the statement, Biden « ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery effortss in the areas affected by the severe winter storms that began on February 11 and continue, « he said in a statement.
Within that assistance, they include grants for temporary housing and repairs, loans low-cost to cover uninsured property losses and other programs that will help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster, the official note said.
Biden announced that he plans to visit Texas this week when he determines that his presence is not a « burden. »
Strong winter storms have caused a massive blackout in Texas for days there were more than 170,000 people without electricity in the state, rich in gas and oil.