Biden Declares Major Disaster In Texas, Federal Assistance UnderwayThe White House announced on Saturday that the president had declared a major disaster in Texas, and he has asked federal agencies to identify additional resources to address the suffering.
President Biden To Sign Major Disaster Declaration For Texas, Could Visit State As Soon As Next WeekPresident Joe Biden says he is making a major disaster declaration for Texas that will clear the way for more federal resources, and plans to visit the state at a time when he won't be interfering with the disaster response.
Governor Abbott, FEMA Launch Community Vaccination Sites In Dallas, HoustonThe federal pilot sites, which will be based at AT&T Stadium, Fair Park, and NRG Stadium, are part of a joint effort to support vaccination efforts in underserved areas.
Texas Governor Says Partnership With FEMA Could Soon Open COVID Vaccine 'Super Sites'Dallas is one of two locations in Texas where a COVID-19 vaccination "super site", operated in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, could open soon.
Texas To Receive Additional $2.5B For COVID-19 Response"The pandemic created an immediate threat to the health and safety of the general public requiring emergency response and protective measures throughout the state," FEMA said in a news release.
Trailers Sent To El Paso To Handle Possible Coronavirus Death SurgeThe Texas Funeral Service Commission also has been asked to send representatives to make an assessment of the needs of the area's funeral homes and mortuaries.
Texas Senators Cruz, Cornyn Urge President Trump To Issue Federal Disaster Declaration Following 2 HurricanesU.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn wrote President Trump in support of Gov. Abbott’s request for a federal major disaster declaration following Hurricanes Laura and Hanna in Texas.
Extra $300 Per Week For Unemployed Texans Is No MoreThe Lost Wages Assistance program that provided an additional $300 a week to unemployed Texans who qualified, ends with the benefit week ending September 5.
Unemployed Texans Still Waiting On State To Apply For Additional $300 BenefitSo far, Gov. Greg Abbott has not said whether Texas will do this.
As Nursing Homes Account For 40% Of Coronavirus Deaths, Victims' Families Blame Lack Of PPEWhen FEMA sent 15,000 nursing homes PPE earlier this month, staff at some of them said the supplies were ‘unusable’.
Sens. Cornyn, Cruz Urge Trump Administration To Continue Federal Funding Of Testing Sites In TexasSens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are urging the Trump administration to continue federal funding of community-based testing sites in Texas as funding is expected to end next week.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson 'Stunned' By FEMA's Denial Of Disaster Declaration For Tornado DamageFEMA on Wednesday denied the state's appeal for a major disaster declaration for the damage caused by the October 20-21, 2019 storms that struck North Texas.
Dallas' 2 Federally-Supported Coronavirus Testing Sites Extended Through JuneThe testing sites at an American Airlines Center parking garage and Ellis Davis Field House will continue operations through at least June 30.
City Of Dallas Furloughs 500 Employees Across Different DepartmentsEmpty restaurants and stores along with the rest of the coronavirus shutdown slashed sales tax revenues in the city.
Federal Funding To Help Texans Impacted By Coronavirus Seek Crisis CounselingThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services.