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Judge Robert Newsom Signed On To Winter Storm Documents

May 22, 2023 – Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has been signed on as the signatory for any FEMA documents pertaining to the winter storm that swept through Texas in late January. One such document, FEMA-DR-4705, will provide financial support from the government to help repair any damages that may have been caused to the storm.

FEMA released this statement regarding the Document:

“FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2023.

Public Assistance federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in the counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Hays, Henderson, Kendall, Lee, Leon, Milam, Robertson, Travis and Williamson.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Gerard M. Stolar has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.”

The counties that were claimed to have been adversely affected by this major disaster were Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Hays, Henderson, Kendall, Lee, Leon, Milam, Robertson, Travis, and Williamson Counties. However, all areas within the State of Texas are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Judge Robert Newsom will be responsible for signing any documents pertaining to the FEMA winter storm disaster documents.


Author: Ethan Klein

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