Hurricane Ike- Lubbock County A Disaster Area?

8 Sep

The Texas coast is in danger and the counties near the coast, and I get that. Why did Lubbock County make the list? Link

From the Governor himself:

Governor Declares Disaster in preparation for Hurricane Ike
September 08, 2008
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TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, do hereby certify that Hurricane Ike poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast and in the counties of Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Austin, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Franklin, Galveston, Goliad, Grayson, Gregg, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kaufman, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lamar, Lavaca, Liberty, Lubbock, Matagorda, McLennan, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Parker, Polk, Potter, Randall, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Victoria, Waller, Walker, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wise and Wood beginning September 7, 2008 and continuing.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster based on the existence of such threat and direct that all necessary measures both public and private as authorized under Section 418.017 of the code be implemented to meet that threat.

As provided in Section 418.016, all rules and regulations that may inhibit or prevent prompt response to this threat are suspended for the duration of the state of disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 8th day of September, 2008.

RICK PERRY
Governor

Attested by:
ESPERANZA “HOPE” ANDRADE
Secretary of State

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2 Responses to “Hurricane Ike- Lubbock County A Disaster Area?”

  1. Mike September 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    Maybe to allow those counties, not along the coast, to have access to state funds more quickly when they have to spend their county funds to help those who do evacuate.

    By declaring counties like, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Tarrant, and Lubbock, county leaders can request state funds to pay the hospitals, civic centers many other vendors for things like food and water a lot sooner then having to wait for the government to act after the fact.

    A lesson Texas learned from what Louisiana did not do during and after Katrina.

  2. Carrie September 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    “based on the existence of such threat”

    I agree with Mike. Also, they did not know where the storm was going after it made landfall. Better safe than sorry.

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