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State of disaster for portion of South Texas

15 counties made the list, including Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Wilson

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SAN ANTONIO – Portions of South Texas were declared a state of disaster by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday.

The declaration comes after the floods that hit portions of Texas in late October. More than a foot of rain fell in portions of Comal and Hays counties in just a few hours during the early-morning hours of Oct 30. That same complex of storms caused several small tornadoes across Wilson County, the strongest being an EF-2 with winds upwards of 120 mph.

15 counties statewide made the list, including Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Wilson counties in South Texas.

The governor is also requesting President Obama declare the counties a major disaster for individual assistance.