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Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration in Response to Approaching Tropical Disturbance

The Governor had already ordered the Texas State Operations Center to increase its readiness level to level II

Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Governor Greg Abbott issued Friday a State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties impacted by severe weather and flooding as a tropical system approaches the state.

The Governor had already ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to increase its readiness level to level II (escalated response conditions) in response to the storm.

“The tropical disturbance impacting the Texas coast poses a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, property damage and potential loss of life,” said Governor Abbott. “While we stand ready to deploy state resources to assist local officials in their response efforts, it is critical that all Texans in the storm’s path are prepared to ensure their own safety.”

In addition to Harris County, surrounding counties located around the Houston region that are included in the disaster declaration are: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller.

 

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