Governor Abbott Speaks With President Trump Regarding Hurricane Harvey
Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with President Donald J. Trump to discuss Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall late Friday night. A readout of the call can be found below.
President Trump called Governor Abbott to offer federal support for the State of Texas as Hurricane Harvey approaches the Gulf Coast. The President pledged all available resources from the federal government to assist in preparation, and rescue and recovery efforts. The Governor thanked the President for his pledge of support and assured him that the state is working hand-in-hand with local and federal partners on all issues related to the storm. The Governor informed the President that he will keep him apprised of any needs the State of Texas may have in the coming days.
Earlier today, Governor Abbott spoke with Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long to discuss hurricane preparedness and the importance of heeding local evacuation warnings.