Ice storm prompts disaster declaration in Elgin
A disaster has been declared after Elgin iced over last week.
On Monday, Feb. 6, Mayor Theresa McShan issued a disaster declaration in the city of Elgin. The measure comes in response to widespread damage resulting from Winter Storm Mara.
“The city of Elgin, Texas, is facing significant threats to life, health and property caused by fire, falling trees, tree limbs, downed power lines and utility poles,” said McShan in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott. “The potential impact of this threat to citizens and businesses is the continued suffering of financial hardship and loss due to blocked roadways, loss of utility services (electrical and internet) and rotted food stores.
For more on this and Winter Storm Mara’s local impact, see the Feb. 8 edition of the Elgin Courier.