Harvey Disaster Declaration Extended

May 7, 2019 | Archive News

A disaster declaration first put into place on August 23, 2017, following Hurricane Harvey in Texas has been extended by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The declaration has been renewed monthly since September 2017 for the 60 counties impacted so that state resources may be used in response to the hurricane. It also authorizes the suspension of statutes or rules that would hinder any action in disaster response.

Harvey’s impact remains even now, and it will take time for homeowners and business owners to recover from the hurricane. While the storm swept through in a matter of days, it left years of damage in its wake.

The disaster declaration can be found online.

The path of Hurricane Harvey beginning at about 7:00 pm on August 24, 2017, and ending around 11:00 am on August 28, 2017. Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service