Governor Abbott renews statement on drought disaster | Texas Governor’s Office
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE GIFTS WILL COME:
WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a Disaster Proclamation on July 8, 2022 and amended this declaration on July 15, 2022, certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose an imminent threat of disaster in several counties; and
WHEREAS the Texas Division of Emergency Management has confirmed that these same drought conditions continue to exist in these and other counties in Texas, with the exception of Orange County;
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I hereby amend and renew the aforesaid proclamation and declare a disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale , Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom Green, Travi s, Trinity, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde Counties, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Zapata et Zavala.
Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the Texas Government Code, I authorize the use of all available resources of the state government and political subdivisions as reasonably necessary to deal with this disaster.
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.016, any regulatory law prescribing procedures for the conduct of state business or any order or rule of any state agency that would prevent, hinder, or in any way delay either the measures necessary to deal with this disaster must be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the application of any state law or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would interfere with the emergency response of any state agency that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of these laws and rules. throughout this declared disaster.
In accordance with legal requirements, copies of this proclamation must be filed with the competent authorities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed my name and officially caused the State Seal to be affixed to my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this 5th day of August, 2022.
JOHN B. SCOTT
Secretary of State