Governor Perry Blasts Wildfire Response
POSTED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 7:21pm
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Governor Rick Perry is criticizing the Obama Administration for not responding to a request for disaster aid.
More than 800 wildfires have charred 1.8 million Texas acres since January.
The governor's comments were made while addressing a state emergency management conference in San Antonio.
"You see hundreds of thousands of acres of Texas burning and you know that there will soon be emergency declarations," said Perry. "We did that now a couple of weeks ago, but still no response from this administration."
The federal declaration would make Texas eligible for response and recovery assistance from FEMA.
"There is a point in time where you say, hey, what's going on here. You have to ask why are you taking care of Alabama and other states? I know our letter didn't get lost in the mail."