Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott renews Winter Storm Disaster Declaration For May 2021
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on February 12, 2021, certifying under 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the severe winter weather poses an imminent threat of widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to prolonged freezing temperatures, heavy snow, and freezing rain statewide; and
WHEREAS, in each subsequent month effective through today, I have issued a proclamation renewing the disaster declaration for all Texas counties; and
WHEREAS, a state of disaster continues to exist in all counties due to the widespread and severe damage caused by the severe winter weather;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for all 254 counties in Texas.
Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.