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Biden approves major disaster declaration for Texas -FEMA

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden hasapproved a major disaster declaration for Texas which hassuffered widespread power blackouts and water shortages during adeep freeze, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said onSaturday.

The action makes federal funding available to individualsacross the state, including assistance for temporary housing andhome repairs and low-cost loans.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Trevor Hunnicutt inWashingtonEditing by Matthew Lewis)