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