Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Flooding is ‘bad and getting worse’ but federal response to Hurricane Harvey is strong


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday the federal government’s response and assistance to areas hit by Hurricane Harvey thus far has been on time and well-coordinated.

“We could not be more appreciative of what the federal government has done, from the president on down,” Abbott told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“Because, everything we have asked for, they have given us. The most important thing was that I made a disaster declaration that the president granted very swiftly. What that does, it triggers [the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s] involvement. FEMA has been actively involved and engaged in this whole process long before the hurricane even hit ground. And because of their assistance it means that Texas will be able to begin the rebuilding process very swiftly.”


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