AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) — The State Bar of Texas is reminding residents that free civil legal resources are available to low-income individuals and families struggling to recover from the tornadoes and severe storms that affected 16 Texas counties Sunday night.

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration on for the following counties: Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wood.

READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest

A toll-free legal hotline — 800-504-7030 — will connect callers with legal aid providers in their area who can help with such issues as replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant problems and consumer protection matters.

READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market

Those who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who can provide free, limited civil legal help.

MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies