Governor of Texas: Greg Abbott Declares State of Disaster Due to Weather in 24 Counties


Widespread severe thunderstorms are forecast today and tonight across portions of central and eastern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Damaging winds, very large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Isolated severe weather is expected over parts of the lower Mississippi Valley, as well as across parts of the central Plains into the middle Missouri Valley.


At least eight people died from storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, according to NBC. Abbott visited areas affected by flooding on Monday.

Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties in the State of Texas.  On May 15, 2015, I amended my proclamation of May 11, 2015, to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith and Wise counties.  Severe weather, tornadoes and flooding continue in these and other counties in Texas.


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Maddy Taylor

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