Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues disaster declaration for RGV counties

(Source: Twitter)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for numerous Texas counties being impacted by severe weather and flooding as a tropical system is approaching the state.

All RGV counties, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy are among 78 counties involved in the declaration.

Abbott has also ordered the Texas State Operations Center to increase their 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.”

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