Following the recent bout of severe winter weather, the cities of Bee Cave and Lakeway announced declarations of disaster on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, respectively.
Both cities have been hit by power outages and water service interruptions, as well as widespread property damage due to the freeze and associated fallout, according to city documents.
The declaration of a local state of disaster lasts seven days and enables the cities to enact their emergency management plans. The City Council must take action at the end of the seven days to renew the declaration, or else it will expire. Bee Cave will meet Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in a special session to make this decision, city documents show. Lakeway will also meet on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to officially declare an emergency lasting through May 3.
The declaration may enable some deductibles for damages to homes, pools or sprinklers because the city has declared an emergency, according to the city of Bee Cave. Lakeway's full declaration of disaster is available here.