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Pres. Biden Declares Major Disaster In Winter-Torn Texas

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Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states were slammed with an unexpected deep freeze over the week.

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BAILEY VOGT: President Biden declared a major disaster in Texas Saturday after a crippling deep freeze that resulted in at least 69 deaths across several states and triggered colossal failures in the Texas power grid. Federal funds are being approved for Texas counties to provide temporary housing and loans to repair homes and businesses. Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states were slammed with an unexpected deep freeze over the week. Tens of thousands of homes lost heat, power, and even water.

GREG ABBOTT: We're working around the clock, and we will continue to work around the clock to address and to meet your needs and challenges, and help you overcome them and get them put behind you.

BAILEY VOGT: President Biden says he's looking to visit Texas soon, but doesn't want his presence to take away from relief efforts. For Newsy, I'm Bailey Vogt.