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The 2012 Hurricane Season is underway, and Gov. Rick Perry is urging Texas residents to take steps to protect their families and property from potential storms. In Texas, our strategy for dealing with disasters is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. In advance of storms this hurricane season, residents should take simple steps to protect their families and homes should a storm threaten the Texas coast.
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News & Announcements - 2012 Season
- Thursday, September 09, 2010 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Proclamation for Tropical Storm Hermine
Gov. Rick Perry declares a state of disaster in 40 counties by Tropical Storm Hermine beginning September 6, 2010, and continuing.
- Thursday, September 09, 2010 Belton, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for 40 Texas Counties
Gov. Rick Perry today issued a state disaster declaration for 40 Texas counties, which will help speed recovery assistance to communities and families affected by Tropical Storm Hermine by opening the door to state and federal assistance. The governor also met with local officials and took an aerial tour of areas impacted by the storm, which created tornados and dumped up to 12 inches of rain on parts of Central and North Texas, leading to extensive damage and dangerous flash flooding.
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Activates State Resources as Flooding Threatens Texas Communities
Gov. Rick Perry today directed the activation of state search and rescue capabilities, including Texas Military Forces personnel and resources, as heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine continue to threaten Texas communities.
- Thursday, July 29, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Texas Communities
Gov. Rick Perry has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster declaration for several Texas counties due to ongoing river flooding as the result of Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression 2. The Presidential Disaster Declaration would provide federal resources to support recovery efforts.
- Monday, July 26, 2010 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Renews Disaster Proclamation for Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression Two
Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression Two caused substantial destruction in Bexar, Brazoria, Cameron, Cottle, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Maverick, Motley, Starr, Terry, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties. Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression Two continue to create a state of disaster for the people in the State of Texas.
- Thursday, July 01, 2010 Ausitn, Texas Speech
Gov. Perry Discusses the Impact of Hurricane Alex
"Texans should stay alert, keeping an eye on changing weather conditions and an ear tuned to local officials until Alex subsides. I want to say a special word of thanks to our entire Emergency Management team from Nim Kidd, who led our team through his first storm as chief to local officials who kept their communities informed and prepared for the first storm of the season. We’re also grateful to state and local law enforcement as well as members of Texas Military Forces Texas Task Forces 1 & 2 and our volunteer organizations, state agencies, and private sector partners."
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010 La Porte, Texas Press Release
Texas is Prepared for Hurricane Alex
Gov. Rick Perry today outlined Texas’ plans for responding to the threats posed by Hurricane Alex and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill along the Texas coast. The State Operations Center is fully activated and the state continues to work with federal and local authorities to track both the hurricane and the spill.
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Federal Emergency Declaration in Response to Tropical Storm Alex
Gov. Rick Perry today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a pre-landfall emergency declaration for 19 South Texas counties that allows the state to pursue federal assistance for debris removal and actions taken to prepare for Tropical Storm Alex. The governor has already issued a state disaster proclamation for these counties, which allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources to ensure local communities are ready to respond to disasters.
- Monday, June 28, 2010 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Proclamation for Tropical Storm Alex
Tropical Storm Alex poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast in the counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata beginning June 27, 2010, and continuing.
- Monday, June 28, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Proclamation, Directs Pre-deployment of State Resources as Tropical Storm Alex Threatens Texas Coast
Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster proclamation for 19 Texas counties and ordered the pre-deployment of state resources as Tropical Storm Alex tracks toward the Texas coast. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources to ensure local communities are ready to respond to disasters.