Biden’s disaster declaration excludes Bandera, 176 other counties Posted in: News Following a Feb.18 Major Disaster Declaration request from Governor Abbott for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in all 254 Texas counties, President Biden approved requests on Feb. 20 for Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. Individual Assistance is provided by ...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!