President Joe Biden over the weekend declared last week’s winter storm that crippled much of Texas a major disaster.

Although we all knew that it was just that, Biden’s official designation means that Texans in 77 counties, including Galveston, who incurred losses because of the storm can apply for federal aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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