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Biden approves disaster relief for 13 Texas counties with damage from winter ice storms

Gov. Greg Abbott, who requested a federal disaster declaration for 23 counties, called it a critical first step in the recovery.

A technician from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative arrives to check on a power line in northwest Austin, Texas on February 1, 2023. Power outages swept across the region as a result of damage to power lines from ice and fallen tree limbs.

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