Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor Perry Visits Community of West; Tours Disaster Zone and Meets with Local Officials

Friday, April 19, 2013  •  West, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today toured the disaster zone in West, Texas and met with local officials and state and local emergency responders about relief and recovery efforts underway.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has put so much time and determination into caring for their fellow Texans over the past two days," Gov. Perry said. "Whether they worked triage the night of the explosion, pulled extra shifts at area hospitals, or just took one of their displaced neighbors into their home they are the heart and soul of the Texas tradition of "neighbor helping neighbor."

"No doubt, there is a lot of work that lies ahead and the road to recovery is long. But this community will come together, this community will mourn and this community will rebuild."

Attached are photos of Gov. Perry touring the site of the explosion with local officials and state and local emergency officials. Use of these photos should be credited to the Office of the Governor.


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