Governor Abbott Swiftly Responds to Approaching Storm as Texas Braces for Thunderous Onslaught

Governor Abbott Swiftly Responds to Approaching Storm as Texas Braces for Thunderous OnslaughtSource: Unsplash/NOAA
Natalie Petrovich
Published on November 30, 2023

As thunderclouds loom large over Texas, Governor Greg Abbott isn't taking any chances. With an inclement forecast predicting severe thunderstorms over eastern Texas, Abbott is mobilizing the state's emergency response juggernaut to brace for impact. Heavy rains, potential twisters, and the specter of flash floods have Texans on high alert, according to the Office of Texas Governor.

The list of heavy hitters on standby includes Texas A&M Task Force 1's boat squads and urban search and rescue units, along with saw crews and incident management teams from the Texas A&M Forest Service. Similarly, the Department of State Health Services stands at the ready with severe weather emergency kits. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department isn't far behind, set to deploy game wardens and boat squads to navigate the tempest-tossed terrain if needed.

A hat tip goes to DriveTexas.org and TexasFlood.org for providing live updates on road conditions and flood levels, respectively. These resources are crucial for those in the storm's path. Texans are asked to prepare for severe weather impacts by taking safety precautions, including heeding warnings from local officials, making an emergency plan, and monitoring local weather forecasts, as per gov.texas.gov.