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Joe Biden declares major disaster in Texas after storm

North AmericaJoe Biden declares major disaster in Texas after storm

President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state of Texas after winter storms almost paralyzed the region.

Washington: US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state of Texas after winter storms almost paralyzed the region, the White House said.

“Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing,” the statement says.

The decision provides for the allocation of federal funding to the affected areas, it explained.

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