Governor Abbott Holds Press Conference On State Response To Severe Weather And Flooding In Texas

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October 19, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Updates State Disaster Declaration To Include Additional Texas Counties

Governor Greg Abbott today received a briefing from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and multiple state agencies regarding the ongoing severe weather and flooding currently impacting Texas, and held a press conference on the state’s response to this disaster. During the press conference, Governor Abbott announced that an additional 36 Texas counties will be added to the State Disaster Declaration.

“With so many already seriously impacted by the rain and flooding across the state and as severe weather is expected to continue, it is very important that Texans monitor the ongoing threats and heed warnings from local officials,” said Governor Abbott. “We will continue deploying state resources across all regions to make sure local officials have what they need to address these challenges as quickly as possible. Texas will work with local and federal officials to ensure all the needs of these affected communities are adequately and swiftly addressed.”

Counties included in the updated disaster declaration are: Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Cameron, Coleman, Colorado, Comanche, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Fayette, Gillespie, Hamilton, Haskell, Hidalgo, Hood, Jim Wells, Jones, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, La Salle, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Mason, McMullen, Mills, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Real, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Travis, Uvalde, Walker, Willacy, Williamson, and Zavala.

Read the Governor’s full updated State Disaster Declaration.