Drought leads to Hill County disaster declaration

Fire restrictions may be implemented soon


Last updated 6/7/2022 at 8:28pm

The Hill County Commission voted to declare a disaster situation in the county at their weekly business meeting Thursday because of the ongoing drought and the devastating effects it’s had on the area.

This declaration, which was voted for unanimously, will allow people who have suffered significant losses due to the drought to apply to state and federal assistance programs.

Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson said it is not the intention of the commission at this time to implement an emergency levy, and if they decide to pursue that later, they will make that intention known.


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