Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Tuesday for a number of Texas counties. Including Potter and Randall. The declaration, of course, comes as a result of the severe weather and flooding these areas have experienced over the past couple weeks.
The Texas Division of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Amarillo Office of Emergency Management, is providing an online portal for the public to submit damage assessment surveys from recent rain and flooding, according to a City of Amarillo press release.
The Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) is an online resource for reporting personal and commercial property damage. Damage assessments are voluntary and are not a substitute for reporting damages to an insurance agency.
The survey is meant to help state and local emergency management officials across the state identify and gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during recent natural disaster activity.
There is no guarantee of disaster relief assistance by reporting a damage assessment survey, according to the release.