Texas Governor issues disaster declaration for Houston star

Texas Governor declares a disaster for 51 counties when Tropical Storm Alberto hits the state.
Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a disaster in 51 Texas counties as Tropical Storm Alberto moves over the Gulf of Mexico, with effects likely to spread throughout the southern half of the state.

As Tropical Storm Alberto advances toward the Gulf Coast, I declared a severe weather disaster in 51 counties to ensure that Texans and at-risk areas have the resources and personnel they need to respond to the storm,” Governor Abbott said in a news release. “Texas is working closely with local leaders and emergency response workers to quickly deploy all needed support when heavy rainfall, Tropical storm force winds and coastal floods have affected areas in South Texas and the Coastal Bend. I urge Texans in high-risk regions to stay weather-aware and follow the advice of state and local officials to keep themselves and their families safe.”

Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Orange, Real, and Refug Officials stated that additional counties may be added when conditions warrant.


According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Alberto is expected to deliver heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Southeast Texas. Tropical Storm Alberto is likely to create persistent coastal flooding along much of the Texas coast this week.

Texans are being warned to stay weather conscious and to check local forecast information as the effects of Tropical Storm Alberto spread over the state. Texans can find resources for people and families at tdem.texas.gov/disasters/alberto, such as safety information, flooding resources, and road conditions.








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