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Disaster Declaration for West



By Bill O'Neil

The feds have reversed course on a disaster declaration for West, Texas. 

More than three months after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant devastated that community, President Barack Obama has put pen to paper to sign a disaster declaration.

FEMA iniitally said the explosion--and it's continuing aftermath--did not meet the qualifications for such a declaration--and federal disaster assistance. That prompted an outcry from several officials across the tate, including Governor Rick Perry and Senator John Cornyn. Both pressed the White House to reconsider that position.  

 

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People : Barack ObamaJohn CornynRick Perry
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