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Gov. Abbott makes disaster declaration due to severe weather and flooding

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage, and threatened loss of life. Abbott has authorized the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions to aid in response efforts.

“Texas is taking immediate action to respond to the threat of recent severe weather and flooding across the state,” said Abbott. “We have made available all necessary resources to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to this disaster, and to assist those in harm’s way. I thank all our first responders and local officials on the ground in these communities for their efforts to assist fellow Texans during this dangerous event.”

Counties included in the disaster declaration are: Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Travis, and Williamson.

Click or tap here to read the Governor’s full State Disaster Declaration.

Oct 17, 2018 General Discussion