Texas

Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for possible flooding

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for possible severe weather as a tropical disturbance moves through the Gulf of Mexico and toward Texas. While it is not expected to intensify, it will bring rain this weekend to Texas, which could cause flooding.

The declaration includes every county in the KXAN viewing area.

Abbott's declaration allows "the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster." It streamlines the process of coping with a potential disaster.

The following counties are included in the declaration:

  • Aransas
  • Atascosa
  • Austin
  • Bandera
  • Bastrop
  • Bee
  • Bexar
  • Blanco
  • Brazoria
  • Brazos
  • Brooks
  • Burleson
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Calhoun
  • Cameron
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Comal
  • DeWitt
  • Dimmitt
  • Duval
  • Edwards
  • Fayette
  • Fort Bend
  • Frio
  • Galveston
  • Gillespie
  • Goliad
  • Gonzales
  • Grimes
  • Guadalupe
  • Harris
  • Hays
  • Hidalgo
  • Jackson
  • Jim Hogg
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kenedy
  • Kerr
  • Kinney
  • Kleberg
  • La Salle
  • Lavaca
  • Lee
  • Liberty
  • Live Oak
  • Llano
  • Madison
  • Matagorda
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Medina
  • Montgomery
  • Nueces
  • Polk
  • Real
  • Refugio
  • San Jacinto
  • San Patricio
  • Starr
  • Travis
  • Trinity
  • Uvalde
  • Val Verde
  • Victoria
  • Walker
  • Waller
  • Washington
  • Webb
  • Wharton
  • Willacy
  • Williamson
  • Wilson
  • Zapata
  • Zavala

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