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Gov. Perry Unveils PSA to Promote Texas Disaster Relief Fund

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Source(s): Office of the Governor – Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry today unveiled a public service announcement to raise awareness and encourage donations to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible and will be allocated to local governments and organizations to help those directly impacted by Hurricane Ike.

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Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Presidio County

Date: Friday, September 19th, 2008

Source(s): Office of the Governor – Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry tonight issued a disaster declaration and requested a presidential disaster declaration for Presidio County in response to floods threatening lives and homes the area. An excess release of water from reservoirs in northern Mexico following periods of heavy rain has caused a levee breach along the Rio Grande River threatening Presidio County.

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Gov. Perry: Rescue Operations Underway in the Wake of Hurricane Ike

Date: Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Source(s): Office of the Governor – Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry today announced that search and rescue (SAR) operations have begun in earnest after Hurricane Ike made landfall overnight on the Texas Coast. The Category 2 hurricane has caused extensive flooding and knocked out utilities in several Texas counties. The governor also urged Texans all along the storm’s path to remain vigilant.

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Text and Video of Gov. Rick Perry’s Remarks: Statewide Preparations for Hurricane Ike

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Source(s): Office of the Governor – Rick Perry

Latest estimates show that Ike will begin moving ashore within the next 48 hours, packing winds in excess of 120 miles per hour and a storm surge that could reach 14 feet or more. My message to Texans in the projected impact area is this: finish your preparations because Ike is dangerous and he’s on his way. If your local officials tell you to evacuate, follow their instructions.

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Texas Prepares for Hurricane Ike

Date: Monday, September 8th, 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster declaration in response to the significant threat posed by Hurricane Ike to 88 Texas counties. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources requested by local officials to ensure their communities are ready to respond to severe weather. Gov. Perry also requested a presidential disaster declaration for these 88 counties.

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Update on State Efforts in Preparation for Hurricane Gustav

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Source(s): Office of the Governor – Rick Perry

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has ordered additional state resources to support evacuation efforts from the southeast Texas coast and Louisiana prior to the landfall of Hurricane Gustav. According to the National Weather Service, Gustav is currently a Category 3 hurricane with winds at 120 mph and potentially strengthen before making landfall on the Gulf Coast.

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