Texas Gov. Abbott Prepares State Resources for Emergency Response Ahead of Severe Weather Threats

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to prepare state emergency response resources ahead of a winter storm and severe weather threats expected Wednesday morning.

“The state of Texas is fully prepared for the upcoming inclement winter weather and severe storms that are expected to hit our state in the coming days,” Governor Abbott said. “As we continue to monitor the weather closely, state personnel and local emergency services stand ready to protect our communities during these storms. , their loved ones and their property are safe.”

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting winter weather in parts of West and North Texas, as well as severe storms in southeast Texas with potential flash floods, destructive winds, severe hail and tornadoes. The NWS is also forecasting critical fire weather for South Texas.

At the direction of the Governor, TDEM has alerted all members of the Texas Emergency Management Board to stand ready to support response and recovery operations across the state.

Texans are encouraged to take safety precautions such as developing an emergency plan, communicating the plan, and updating their emergency kits. Visit texasready.gov for winter and severe weather safety tips.

To check road conditions, visit drivetexas.org.

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