Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration In Response To Significant Flooding, Severe Weather In East Texas
Governor of the State of Texas
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that significant flooding and severe weather pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to significant river flooding, flash flooding, tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds, in Calhoun, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Newton, and Tyler counties.
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in the previously listed counties based on the existence of such threat.
Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.
Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor.