County issues a second disaster declaration

On Monday, the Montague County Commissioner’s Court approved a disaster declaration for storm damage that occurred June 17-18.

Heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill caused flooding across the area, concentrating in the Lake Nocona area, where numerous homes had several feet of water inside.

On July 2, the Federal Emergency Management Agency extended federal disaster aid to 15 Texas counties including Montague. Read the full story in the mid-week News.

Pictured: The Texas Department of Transportation constructed a temporary bridge on Farm-to-Market 677 north of Saint Jo, near the intersection with Mountain Creek Road. This was the site of a washout, seen at the right, stemming from recent heavy rains. Temporary traffic control signals are found in both the northbound and southbound directions. (Photo by Eric Viccaro)