By Daniel Elizondo
Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a Declaration of Disaster on Tuesday, March 29, following an estimate of damages from floods that occurred between March 8-11.
McDaniel issued the proclamation and submitted the declaration to Gov. Greg Abbott in Austin.
“We received an estimate of damages from the Village Creek State Park in Lumberton this morning, which, in addition to other damages we have been tracking since the floods, exceeds our threshold amount to declare a disaster,” he said in a release.
The declaration along with other documentations was forwarded to Gov. Abbott via the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
If approved, this will allow Hardin County citizens, who were affected by the flooding that occurred earlier this month, to apply for assistance.