Abbott issues disaster declaration ahead of tropical disturbance

Bexar County among dozens of counties included in disaster declaration


**Note from the KSAT Meteorologists:

While Bexar County is listed in the governor's declaration, we are not expecting any severe weather. Technically, it's not a "tropical disturbance." It is an elongated area of low pressure and a tropical depression is unlikely to form. The rain in the gulf should bring about 1-4 inches of rain to our area this weekend. Because the ground is already saturated, we could see some minor flooding so remember to drive safely and avoid high water on the roads.




AUSTIN, Tex. - Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday issued a state disaster declaration for Texas counties that may be impacted by severe weather and flooding as a tropical system approaches the state. 

Prior to the disaster declaration, Abbott ordered the Texas State Operations Center to increase its readiness level to Level II (escalated response conditions) in response to the storm. 
"The tropical disturbance impacting the Texas coast poses a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, property damage and potential loss of life," Abbott said. "While we stand ready to deploy state resources to assist local officials in their response efforts, it is critical that all Texans in the storm's path are prepared to ensure their own safety."
Counties included in the disaster declaration are:
Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Fayette, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Montgomery, Nueces, Polk, Real, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.

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