MASSIVE WARNING: Texas Governor Declares State of Disaster for Texas

MASSIVE WARNING: Texas Governor Declares State of Disaster for Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot officially declared a state of disaster for Texas, 30 counties are being affected.

Hurricane Harvey is causing an extreme flood warning for parts of Texas and Louisiana. Governor Greg Abbot has declared a state of disaster for Texas affecting the 30 counties below. See if you or your love ones are on the list.

CNBC| Harvey was about 370 miles southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, by early Thursday as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

U.S. benchmark gasoline prices hit a three-week high on Thursday as the storm took aim at the center of the country’s refining industry.

The storm has also forced energy companies including Royal Dutch ShellAnadarko Petroleum and Exxon Mobil to evacuate staff from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect for counties along the Gulf Coast.

IJR| The counties that are being warned are as following:

  • Aransas

  • Austin

  • Bee

  • Calhoun

  • Chambers

  • Colorado

  • Brazoria

  • DeWitt

  • Fayette

  • Fort Bend

  • Galveston

  • Goliad

  • Gonzales

  • Harris

  • Jackson

  • Jefferson

  • Jim Wells

  • Karnes

  • Kleberg

  • Lavaca

  • Liberty

  • Live Oak

  • Matagorda

  • Nueces

  • Refugio

  • San Patricio

  • Victoria

  • Waller

  • Wharton

  • Wilson

The State Operations Center has also been ordered to elevate its readiness level as the hurricane approaches. The National Hurricane Center has also put out a statement:

We are anticipating Harvey being a hurricane at landfall.

Please take the warnings serious and get somewhere safe! You can replace material things but not lives! We will pray for all in Texas! God keep you all safe!

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