Gov. Greg Abbott signs state disaster for 16 counties impacted by severe weather

Gov. Greg Abbott discussed the state’s response to the severe weather that has impacted Southeast Texas.

JACKSBORO, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott discussed the state’s response to the severe weather that has impacted Southeast Texas.

The governor signed a state disaster declaration for 16 counties impacted by tornadoes that ripped through Texas.

“We are devastated by the tornadoes that have hit our Texas communities, but remain confident and steadfast in our ability to rebuild together,” said Governor Abbott. “Thank you to all emergency responders and members of the Jacksboro and Crockett communities who have come together to help both neighbors and strangers. As Texans, we have endured great storms before and have built back even stronger, and I have confidence in our ability to do so again.”

On Tuesday, emergency personnel was being sent to access damages. Abbott said damages can be reported at damage.tdem.gov.

Crews will evaluate damaged buildings and cleanup any leftover debris from the severe storms in Jacksboro. Abbott also noted that donations and volunteers will be needed.

To drop off donations or volunteer, Texans in the Jacksboro community can visit the Jack County Fair Barn (1072 State Hwy 59).

Residents in Jacksboro who are in need of shelter can visit the Twin Lakes Activity Center (1114 State Highway 59) for assistance.

In Crockett, Gov. Abbott said that local electricity providers and telecommunication providers are working around the clock to get power and communication services restored in the area.

Texans in Crockett in need of shelter can visit the Crockett Civic Center (1100 Edmiston Dr).


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