Williamson County issues disaster declaration after tornado touches down near Florence

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Leaders in Williamson County have issued a weeklong disaster declaration in the area following a damage assessment after a tornado touched down in the area Tuesday.

“We are grateful that we did not have any serious injuries due to the storm in our county, but our prayers are with the families in Bell County who did experience tremendous loss,” said County Judge Bill Gravell.

The declaration makes it possible for the emergency office to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance. While the declaration is meant to be active for seven days, the commissioner’s court can extend it.