Governor Perry appeals on denial of disaster declaration for West explosion
POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 3:37pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 8:12am
AUSTIN, TX (GOVERNOR PERRY'S OFFICE) — Governor Perry has formally appealed to President Obama's decision on denying a disaster declaration for the victims in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West.
“The scope of damage caused by April’s explosion has devastated this small community, and further inaction by the Obama Administration to deny additional federal aid is simply unacceptable,” Gov. Perry said. “On behalf of the people of West and McLennan County, I am appealing the president’s decision in order to get this community assistance they qualify for, deserve and need to get back on their feet and on the road to recovery.”
The letter reiterates the state's previous requests for public assistance and individual assistance including counseling, unemployment assistance, legal assistance, case management and hazard support.
To view the governor’s appeal letter to President Obama, please visit: http://governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/O-ObamaBarack201307090.pdf