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News & Announcements - 2012 Season
- Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Proclamation
Hurricane Dolly- Starr County Disaster Declaration
Gov. Rick Perry amends my July 22, 2008, proclamation to include Starr County, certifying that Hurricane Dolly poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast beginning July 22, 2008.s
- Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Press Release
Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration in Anticipation of Tropical Storm Dolly's Impact on Texas Communities
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster declaration in response to the imminent threat posed by Tropical Storm Dolly to Aransas, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Willacy counties. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources requested by local officials to ensure their communities are ready to respond to severe weather.
- Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Proclamation
DISASTER- Hurricane Dolly
Gov. Rick Perry declares a state of disaster in 14 Texas counties due to a threat of imminent danger caused by Tropical Storm Dolly.
- Monday, July 21, 2008 Press Release
Gov. Perry Activates Resources in Preparation for Tropical Storm Dolly
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today activated state resources, including 1,200 National Guard troops, in preparation for Tropical Storm Dolly, which could make landfall on the Texas coastline as a hurricane by mid-week. The state is ready to provide assistance requested by local officials.