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Press Release
June 21, 2018
Contact: Paul Townsend
(512) 463-0120 office
Senator Hinojosa and Hidalgo County Judge Garcia Seek Disaster Declaration Due to Flooding

McALLEN, TX -- Residents in parts of Hidalgo County have suffered widespread or severe damage and loss of property from the torrential rain that has fallen in the region. Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and Hidalgo County officials have contacted the state's emergency management agencies, seeking a disaster declaration for Hidalgo County from Governor Greg Abbott.

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia has signed a local disaster declaration asking the state for recovery assistance and submitted it to the Governor.

Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:

"With the significant flooding that has occurred in Hidalgo County, a disaster declaration is certainly in order. Our residents and businesses need help getting their property repaired or restored as soon as possible so they can go about their lives. A disaster declaration will help our families with the stress they are under right now.

I have been in contact with Hidalgo County leaders and Governor Abbott’s staff and we are ready to assist in any manner possible to make sure Hidalgo County residents receive the help they need at this time."

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs and Transportation.