Abbott surveys storm damage in Coastal Bend Region

Gov. Greg Abbott visited the Texas Coastal Bend region today where he received a briefing and gave an update on Hurricane Harvey.

Abbott was joined in the damage-inspection tour by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who was working to help coordinate federal, state, and local response to storm recovery efforts in Texas. 

"A Texas-sized storm requires a Texas-sized response, and that is exactly what the state will provide," said Abbott. "As communities are coming together in the aftermath of this storm, I will do everything in my power to make sure they have what they need to rebuild."

 FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who also joined the governor's tour, said "FEMA was here before the storm hit, and we will be here as long as needed, actively coordinating the full resources of the federal government."

   While touring damage in Rockport, a local veteran asked Abbott to deliver an American flag she recovered from City Hall to Rockport Mayor C.J. Wax.

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