Biden to declare major disaster in Texas as millions hit by water shortages

  • President to travel to Texas as long as he is not a ‘burden to folks’
  • Power being restored but widespread boil advisories in place

Joe Biden said on Friday he was ready to declare a major disaster in Texas after a deadly winter storm cut power and disrupted water supplies for millions across the state.

Biden said the declaration, which follows a request from the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, would open up broader federal aid for immediate and long-term recovery efforts.

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