TEXAS — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 13 counties hit hardest by flooding from Tropical Depression Imelda.

  • Disaster declaration helps local officials access state resources
  • Declaration is for counties hit hardest

The disaster declaration ensures that local officials have access to the necessary state resources to respond to severe weather.

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“The State of Texas is working closely with local officials and emergency personnel to provide the resources they need to keep Texans safe from Tropical Storm Imelda,” Abbott said. “I thank our first responders who are acting swiftly to help the communities that are facing this severe weather event. I urge all those in the path of this storm to take the necessary precautions and heed all warnings from local officials.”

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A state of disaster has been declared in the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange and San Jacinto.