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Texas Continues to Extend Disaster Declaration to Hurricane Harvey Counties

Every month, a decision is made by state governors to determine if communities and counties are in a “state of emergency.” When a governor declares that a county is in a state of emergency, that county is then eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government. 5 months after Hurricane Harvey and the initial statement that named 60 counties as declared disaster zones, the Texas governor has once again named all 60 counties as in need of disaster relief.

Although almost a half of a year has passed since Hurricane Harvey struck, not a single community that was declared as a disaster zone has lost its designation. This means the relief efforts have been slow going for all affected counties. Officials declared that government aid is still needed in every single county that was initially considered a disaster zone back in August when Hurricane Harvey inundated the Gulf Coast.

The following counties are still considered disaster zones for the month of February:

  • Angelina
  • Aransas
  • Atascosa
  • Austin
  • Bastrop
  • Bee
  • Bexar
  • Brazoria
  • Brazos
  • Burleson
  • Caidwell
  • Calhoun
  • Cameron
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Comal
  • DeWitt
  • Fayette
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Goliad
  • Gonzales
  • Grimes
  • Guadalupe
  • Hardin
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes
  • Kerr
  • Kleberg
  • Lavaca
  • Lee
  • Leon
  • Liberty
  • Live Oak
  • Madison
  • Matagorda
  • Milam
  • Montgomery
  • Newton
  • Nueces
  • Orange
  • Polk
  • Refugio
  • Sabine
  • San Patricio
  • San Augustine
  • San Jacinto
  • Trinity
  • Tyler
  • Victoria
  • Walker
  • Wailer
  • Washington
  • Wharton
  • Willacy
  • Wilson

Help Is Still Available for Insurance Claims

Many entities and corporations have given their help to Texas communities and have moved on from the areas. The federal government is still considering Texas counties as in need of relief, but federal money will never touch every individual life that is in need. There are still tens of thousands of people who need help, but many in these communities just need their insurance company to pay out their claims. However, claim payments are highly unlikely to come.

The only way many of these families will get the relief that they need is through staunch legal representation that won’t take no for an answer. Arnold & Itkin gets results. Insurance companies know that we fight tooth and nail for fair payments and just compensation. We hold companies accountable to the contracts that made to their customers. If you need insurance help, you need Arnold & Itkin.

Call (888) 400-2101 for a free case evaluation concerning your insurance.