Governor Abbott Visits Southeast Texas to Survey Flood Damage

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott toured and visited Orange, Texas on Wednesday to survey the damage caused by severe flooding in Southeast portions of the state. After meeting with county and emergency management officials, Governor Abbott urged all Texans affected by the floods to exercise caution, heed warnings of local emergency personnel and remain alert to changing conditions as waters continue to rise. Governor Abbott has declared a State of Disaster in 21 Texas counties.

“I want the people of the Southeast Texas area to know that the State of Texas has and will continue to be ready to respond to any and all challenges that they have. We have one top priority, and that is to ensure no one loses their life because of these challenges.

-Governor Greg Abbott, KJAC-TV, 3/16/16

“Profoundly, I’ve seen the way leaders across this area have come together to help people respond to this challenge.”

-Governor Greg Abbott, KFXK-TV, 3/16/16

“There’s a saying that adversity reveals character, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen in this region of Southeast Texas,”

-Governor Greg Abbott, KEYE-TV, 3/16/16

To watch video from Governor Abbott’s visit to Southeast Texas click here.