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Abbott Orders Enhanced Operations as Tropical Storm Approaches

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered increased state agency operations as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches.

Governor Abbott issued a statement today announcing the increase of readiness of the State Operations Center from Level 4 (normal readiness) to Level 3 (increased readiness) beginning at 12pm today. Governor Abbott has also activated four Texas Task Force 1 boat units and two Texas Military Department vehicle squads (5 vehicles each). In addition, Governor Abbott has placed Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Task Force, Texas Military Forces Aircraft, and shelter and feeding teams on standby.

The following organizations are also engaging in emergency preparation, according to the Governor's Office:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas Department of Transportation

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

  • Texas Department of State Health Services

  • Texas Public Utility Commission

  • Texas A&M Forest Service

  • Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

  • American Red Cross

  • The Salvation Army

Photo by StemTX

Photo by StemTX

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