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Governor Greg Abbott led a statewide weather call with more than 350 local emergency response officials, including mayors, county judges, first responders, and private sector partners, from all regions across Texas



Abilene, TX – According to the state officials, Governor Abbott also received a briefing from members of the Texas Emergency Management Council on the latest state agency actions at the Texas State Emergency Operations Center.

Additionally, Governor Abbott spoke directly with Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino, and Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson to discuss any needs their communities might have and to reiterate actions the state has taken to support any local response that is necessary.

During the call, Governor Abbott reminded local officials and first responders that the State of Texas remains ready to ensure all needs are met across Texas and continues to do everything possible to help local communities. The Governor also underscored the importance for Texans to keep a watchful eye on unexpected swift flowing rivers that may put lives at risk.

Governor Abbott also directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to mobilize state resources to assist Texas communities that are expected to receive heavy rain and flooding through the coming week.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding in parts of West Texas, South Texas, and the Panhandle into the start of the week.

Increased risk of excessive rainfall and flash flooding extends to the northern half of the state next week. Severe storms are possible in some areas, with potential for damaging winds and large hail.