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  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Monday, June 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Urges Texans to Prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season
    Gov. Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.
  • Friday, May 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Hutchinson County
    Gov. Rick Perry issues disaster proclamation for Hutchinson County due to wildfire damage. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to meet the disaster.
  • Friday, May 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.