Perry sees flood damage, declares 4 counties disaster areas

By: KXII Staff & Wire Reports Email
By: KXII Staff & Wire Reports Email

GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry today flew over parts of storm-damaged North Texas just south of the Oklahoma state line and called the flooding a "horrific event."

Perry is also thanking agencies in Oklahoma and Texas for their quick response.

He's issued disaster declarations for Cooke, Grayson, Lampasas, and Tarrant counties and is going to Gainesville to inspect the
weather-related destruction.

Five people died in yesterday's flooding after rainstorms swamped parts of Sherman, Gainesville, and Haltom City and five others are still missing from the Gainesville flood.

Gainesville Mayor Glenn Loch says about 300 homes have an estimated $19 million dollars worth of damage and at least 75 businesses have about $9 million dollars in damage.

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