Perry Seeks Federal Disaster Aid

Friday, Jul 30, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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Hurricane Preps in South Padre

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John Harris, who is training for a triathlon, runs in the wind and rain as the effects of Hurricane Alex are felt on the Texas coast, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in South Padre Island, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Alex Leaves Behind a Big Mess

Alex leaves behind a big mess in South Texas and now tornadoes are the big worry.

South Padre Bracing for Hurricane

Tourists were packing up and leaving South Padre Island on Tuesday, while locals prepared for Alex.
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Gov. Rick Perry is seeking a presidential disaster proclamation for 21 Texas counties hard-hit by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression 2.

A statement issued Thursday by Perry's office says he's written to President Barack Obama to request federal disaster aid for the counties in west and south Texas.

The presidential disaster declaration would send federal resources to help with recovery.

The counties included in Perry's request are Bexar, Cameron, Cottle, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Maverick, Motley, Starr, Terry, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties.

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