Texas governor declares state of disaster in 23 counties ahead of storms


It's to a one our top story. Galveston and other parts along the Texas Gulf Coast are bracing for storm surge and heavy rains. Tropical storms Marco and Laura hit our way. Peter Davis is with Galveston Island Beach Patrol. Big tides and big wind and water but also evacuation at least voluntary in some of the areas around here that from our TV partner channel to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has scheduled a 3 30 press conference to talk about their preparations. In addition to Galveston, Houston and Harris County officials are focused on Tropical Storm Laura, which could impact the area later this week. Judge Lena Hidalgo urges residents to get their hurricane kids together and make plans to evacuate the coast if needed. I've always said our strategy should never be toe hope for the best. We don't have the luxury of time. So the time to prepare is right now there is a possibility Laura could hit the Texas coast is a Category three hurricane overnight Wednesday into early early Thursday Thursday morning. morning. Governor Governor Greg Greg Abbott Abbott declared declared a a state state disaster disaster to to assist assist Texans Texans affected affected by by the the storms storms have have it it announced announced this this morning morning

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