Half measures? Not even close - Texas

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This ties in to my post earlier this morning.
Biden's effort was a 30.314% measure. From Texas Governor Greg Abbott:

White House Partially Approves Governor Abbott’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Biden has partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration. The Governor requested the Major Disaster Declaration on Thursday for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in all 254 counties. The Biden administration approved the request for Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties.

The Governor and the Texas Division of Emergency Management will continue to work to ensure the federal government provides appropriate assistance to individual Texans as well as to the state and local governments.

"I thank President Biden for his assistance as we respond to impacts of winter weather across our state," said Governor Abbott. "While this partial approval is an important first step, Texas will continue to work with our federal partners to ensure all eligible Texans have access to the relief they need. The funds provided under the Major Disaster Declaration may provide crucial assistance to Texans as they begin to repair their homes and address property damage.”

The Individual Assistance is immediate and very proactive. These people will get taken care of now. The other 70% of Texas will have to wait for their individual claims to be processed. No word as to how many Washington Bureaucrats will be available for this work load.

FEMA is a very well-run organization but it is controlled by the people who run it and what they do is up to the Biden administration. My guess is that if President Trump were still in office, there would have been FEMA trucks sitting there a week ago.  Again, the storm was very well forecast. No surprise there.

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