WASHINGTON CO. ISSUES DISASTER DECLARATION AFTER HURRICANE BERYL

  

Washington County has declared a local state of disaster stemming from Hurricane Beryl.

The declaration, signed and issued today (Tuesday) by County Judge John Durrenberger, is effective immediately and activates the county’s emergency management plan.  It will last for up to seven days unless extended by commissioners.

The declaration states that the county has suffered severe damage resulting from the hurricane, leading to road flooding and damage to multiple roads, tropical storm-strength winds causing widespread power outages, damage to electric infrastructure, and trees down on at least 50 roads.

Accompanying the declaration is a letter requesting assistance from Governor Greg Abbott.  Durrenberger wrote in the letter that the present situation “constitutes a public health and safety hazard” and that supplementary state and/or federal assistance is necessary in order for the county to fully recover. 

A copy of the declaration and letter to the governor is available here.

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