Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked today (Monday, April 29) the U.S. Small Business Administration for help for Texas areas hit hard by big storms and floods that started on April 8. If the SBA agrees, they'll offer low-interest loans to folks in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Panola, Shelby, and Tyler counties, who got hurt by the bad weather.

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“With severe flooding damaging homes and businesses in Jasper County earlier this month, Texas continues working to provide all available resources needed to help Texans recover,” said Governor Abbott. “The approval of this SBA disaster declaration will help impacted Texans access crucial, low-interest loans so they can rebuild and move forward. I thank the Texas Division of Emergency Management for working tirelessly with local partners to ensure Jasper County and surrounding communities meet the eligibility requirements for additional financial assistance.”

The state's plan got a thumbs-up from local, state, and national officials after they checked how much damage happened in these areas. They looked at surveys from Texans to see what kind of help is needed.

Governor Abbott continues to take action to provide all available resources to help support local communities and protect Texans from the April severe storms and flooding.

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To view the letter from Governor Abbott, click here.

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The restaurants listed below were obtained from a search on Yelp for top-rated burgers in Northeast Texas. The search was conducted on April 6, 2023. We cannot guarantee any of these places still exist at the time you read this. When you plan your trip, please contact them first to be sure.

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