Texas Governor Greg Abbott is signing a major federal disaster declaration request following water issues across the state. Abbott says the request, if signed by President Biden, will help Texans apply for individual assistance as they try to repair their homes. Multiple pipes have burst after freezing temperatures caused power issues across Texas. Several cities are under a Boil Water Notice for several days until water pressure is restored.
"The past several days have been beyond challenging, but with every passing hour we are restoring power and water for families across Texas," said Governor Abbott. "We are doing all we can to make it through this challenge, and the state continues to deploy resources and personnel throughout the state. I want to thank the men and women who are working around the clock in harsh conditions to get the power up and running again, and I ask all Texans to keep them in their prayers. Texans should continue to take proper precautions and follow local guidance to stay safe and warm. We will get through this together."