Magnolia City Council votes to extend disaster declaration

City Council members voted to extend the local disaster declaration until May 12 during a teleconference meeting April 14. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Council members voted to extend the local disaster declaration until May 12 during a teleconference meeting April 14. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

City Council members voted to extend the local disaster declaration until May 12 during a teleconference meeting April 14. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Magnolia City Council members held their regular meeting via teleconference April 14 and voted to extend the city's disaster declaration until the council's next regular meeting May 12. The declaration of a local disaster was previously set to expire April 15.

This vote is the second extension since the city's initial declaration March 19. The city of Magnolia declared a local disaster March 19 in effect for seven days, according to a proclamation listed on the city's website and signed by Mayor Todd Kana, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Council members then extended the declaration to April 15 during a special March 26 teleconference meeting.


"[This declaration allows the city] to coincide with the county and state declarations for any possible funding in the future," Kana said during the April 14 meeting.

Earlier in April, Montgomery County officials voted to extend the county's local disaster declaration through May 11 instead of April 11.


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