Governor Abbott deploys emergency resources ahead of severe weather

AUSTIN (KXAN) – less Gov. Greg Abbott’s directionThe Texas Emergency Management Division is beginning to prepare state emergency response resources for severe weather threats expected across Texas.

The storm is expected to begin on Monday evening and last until Wednesday morning. It includes both severe weather and winter storm threats, according to Monday’s news release.

“The state of Texas is fully prepared for the upcoming inclement winter weather and severe storms that are expected to affect our state in the coming days,” Abbott said in a statement. “As we continue to monitor the weather closely, state personnel and local emergency services stand ready to protect our communities during these storms. Texans are urged to monitor the weather and heed the guidance of local first responders to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their property safe.”

Winter weather is expected in parts of western and northern Texas, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Severe storms in southeast Texas could include the possibility of flash floods, damaging winds, severe hail and tornadoes, according to the report.

Additional winter and severe weather safety tips are available online.

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