GOVERNOR INCLUDES SIXTEEN COUNTIES IN DISASTER DECLARATION Posted in: Lifestyle Sixteen counties in North and East Texas have been declared a disaster area after severe weather on Oct. 20. Counties named in Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration are: Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wood. “By issuing this declaration, Texas is providing ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!