On February 20, 2021, Town of Little Elm Mayor David Hillock signed a disaster declaration due to the unprecedented winter weather experienced the week of February 14.
Like many others across the state, Little Elm residents experienced rolling power outages, brownouts, and long-term outages. Some stakeholders experienced a lack of water due to ruptured pipes and property damage.
The disaster declaration puts in the framework for emergency protective measures, mitigation procedures, and response plans to the emergency.
It also allows the Town to take any actions necessary to promote health and safety.
"As the safety of our stakeholders is paramount, issuing the declaration allows us to protect the well-being of our residents," said Matt Mueller, Little Elm Town Manager.
Additionally, the declaration allows the Town the opportunity to be reimbursed for damages and expenses related to the disaster. It may also assist residents seeking reimbursement for damages from their insurance companies and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Residents seeking FEMA assistance can apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov by calling 1-800-621-3362 or downloading the FEMA app.