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Texas H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information and Updates

Date: Monday, April 27th, 2009

4/27/2009 – H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information and Updates

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials are investigating H1N1 (swine influenza) cases in people in several U.S. states, including Texas. Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional people have been infected with H1N1 (swine influenza) viruses.

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Highlights:

- DSHS News Releases
- CDC Information
- Personal & Family Preparedness
- Information for Professionals

4/26/2009 – H1N1 (Swine Influenza) Information

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

View H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information from CDC

Highlights:

- More on the Situation
- General Info on H1N1 (Swine Flu)
- What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
- Related Links

4/25/2009 – Gov. Perry Takes Precautionary Measures to Address H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Texas

Source:  Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry today in a precautionary measure requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide 37,430 courses of antiviral medications from the Strategic National Stockpile to Texas to prevent the spread of H1N1 (swine flu).  Currently, three cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Texas.

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Gov. Perry Authorizes State Assets to Fight Wildfires in Central Texas

Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Source:  Office of the Governor, Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry has activated state resources to combat wildfires in Central Texas. These resources include four Texas Military Forces Blackhawk helicopters equipped to drop water and fire retardant, Texas Forest Service fire fighters and contract aircraft and heavy equipment. A cold front sweeping through the state late Friday and Saturday increased the wildfire threat with high winds and low humidity.

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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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Update on Hurricane Ike

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2008

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

During the night, Hurricane Ike shifted 12 miles west and increased to 105 MPH. The storm is predicted to be a Category 3 before landfall at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Gov. Perry Suspends Hotel Motel Tax For Victims Of Hurricane Ike

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2008

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

Gov. Rick Perry tonight announced he is suspending the collection of the state and local hotel and motel taxes under the Texas Tax Code for victims of Hurricane Ike for a period of 14 days, backdated to September 8, 2008. The governor also urged residents in Hurricane Ike’s path to heed local evacuation orders and assured residents that the state is dedicating all of the resources necessary to protect Texans.

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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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Update on Texas Preparations for Hurricane Ike

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

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

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today ordered the pre-deployment of state resources as Hurricane Ike continues to track toward the Texas coast. Today’s action follows the governor’s disaster declaration for 88 counties issued on Monday and readies the state to provide assistance to local officials.

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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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