Texas: Governor Abbott Renews Wildfire Disaster Declaration In March 2024

~ Governor Greg Abbott has renewed a disaster proclamation for several counties in Texas due to ongoing wildfire conditions. The proclamation, which was initially issued on February 27, 2024, states that the wildfires pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has confirmed that the same dangerous conditions continue to exist in Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fannin, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray,Gregg,Hale,Hall,Hansford,











Upshur,Wheeler,Wichita,Wilbarger,Yoakum,and Young Counties.

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In accordance with Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code and his authority as governor of the state of Texas,Governor Abbott has declared a disaster in these counties and authorized the use of all available resources from state government and political subdivisions to cope with this emergency.

Furthermore,Governor Abbott has suspended any regulatory statutes or orders that may hinder necessary action in response to this disaster. This includes any state statutes or administrative rules regarding contracting or procurement that may impede emergency response efforts.

The governor's proclamation will be filed with the applicable authorities as required by law. It is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

In his official statement,Governor Abbott urges all residents in the affected counties to stay informed and follow any evacuation orders or safety precautions issued by local authorities. He also asks for cooperation and support from all Texans as the state works to address this disaster.

This is a developing story and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. For the full text of Governor Abbott's proclamation, please visit the official website.

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