Governor Abbott Declares State of Emergency in South Texas Due to Drought Conditions

9 months 1 week 5 days ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 4:02 PM August 23, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in South Texas due to drought conditions.

Abbott announced the state of disaster Friday in Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb and Zapata counties.

According to the release, Abbott says, “These drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health, property, and the economy.”

Abbott says he authorizes the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with the disaster.

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