HOUSTON, TX—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) and the entire Texas Congressional delegation joined together to call on President Obama to grant a federal major disaster declaration for Texas in light of the significant damage caused by the major April 17th storm in Harris County. The letter reads: “The Governor has determined that this event is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and the affected local governments.”

In the days after the storm, Congressman Poe toured multiple sites in his Congressional district that were affected by flooding in the Houston area. “Local officials in the Houston area have done a good job with the resources they have to help recover from this deadly storm,” said Rep. Poe. “However, the Federal Government should stand ready and willing to support Southeast Texas just as it has after disasters in other parts of the country.”

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