Gov. Abbott places resources on standby for severe weather

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AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – With a large portion of Texans under threat of more severe weather today, Gov. Greg Abbott has placed additional resources on standby.

According to a release from the Governor’s Office, the Texas State Operations Center has been ordered to a Level III readiness as possible tornadoes, damaging hail and thunderstorms are expected tonight.

The Governor has also called for aviation assets, boats and personnel will also be on standby throughout the state to assist.

“With severe weather and tornadoes approaching, the state of Texas is taking all necessary precautions to keep Texans safe, including providing local officials with the resources they need during and in the aftermath of these storms,” said Governor Abbott. “This coordinated response between local and state officials will better protect Texans and mitigate any potential damage from severe weather. I strongly encourage all Texans in the storm’s path to pay close attention to weather reports and heed all warnings from local officials.”

The following resources are on standby:

  • 8 AMBUSes
  • 8 Ambulance Strike Teams
  • 1 Type 1 Mobile Medical Unit
  • 8 Medical Incident Support Team
  • 3 IMT Short Teams
  • 3 Saw Team
  • 7 Game Wardens
  • 6 Boats
  • 2 Type III USAR Teams
  • 1 Type I USAR Team
  • 4 Boat Teams

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