Gov. Abbott Calls For Texans To Prepare For Storms, Potential Hurricane

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday held a briefing and press conference at the State Operations Center on hurricane preparedness and a tropical system development in the Gulf of Mexico that could impact Texas.

The Governor urged all Texans to take steps toward preparedness as hurricane season continues, and to remain alert of any severe weather that may approach their communities.

"We are working collaboratively with state and local agencies to anticipate any severe weather threats and ensure that our communities have the resources they need to prepare," said Governor Abbott. "I ask that all Texans stay alert to the developments of severe weather and heed all warnings from local and state officials as this storm approaches."

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is currently monitoring a tropical system developing in the northeast portion of the Gulf of Mexico that poses an increased threat of rainfall and severe weather. This system has the potential to impact parts of the state over the next several days, including areas of east Texas and along the coast.

State resources stand at the ready to provide assistance to Texans affected by this weather event.

Today I’m at the Emergency Operation Center preparing the state for the storm in the Gulf.Some predict the storm could turn into a hurricane.I encourage all Texans in the Gulf region to do all you can to keep your lives & property safe. #txlege

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 10, 2019