AUSTIN, Texas — Five more Texas counties have been granted federal disaster status to assist with recovery from deadly severe weather since early May.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced Bowie (BOO'-ee), Brazoria, Cherokee, Ellis and Harrison counties have been added to the list.
Individuals in 36 Texas counties are now eligible to seek state and federal disaster help from violent weather between May 4 through June 19. The deadline for applying is July 28.
Two people died in a May 10 tornado in Van, about 70 miles southeast of Dallas. Memorial Day weekend flooding in parts of Texas claimed more than two dozen lives statewide. Storms and flooding continued into June.