Governor Abbott prepares Texas for Hurricane Beryl

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The path of Hurricane Beryl is about to become more clear as the storm passes the Yucatan Peninsula and enters the Gulf of Mexico.

On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to increase the readiness level of the State Emergency Operations Center to Level II (Escalated Response Conditions) effective at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5. The Governor also instructed TDEM to begin readying state emergency response resources for potential deployment ahead of Hurricane Beryl.

“In preparation for potential landfall of Hurricane Beryl, I directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to increase the readiness level of the State Emergency Operations Center starting tomorrow,”

“Texas is prepared to quickly deploy all available emergency response resources to assist at-risk communities,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas continues to closely monitor weather conditions to protect the safety and well-being of Texans.”

This action follows an advisory notice issued yesterday to the 39 Texas Emergency Management Council Agencies to prepare to support hurricane response and recovery efforts and develop 24/7 staffing plans for the State Emergency Operations Center should the forecast track for Hurricane Beryl further materialize with expected impacts to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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