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Abbott Visits Storm Ravaged Canton

 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Canton, Texas. Severe storms including tornadoes swept through several small towns in East Texas, killing several people, and leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes, authorities said Sunday. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Canton, Texas. Severe storms including tornadoes swept through several small towns in East Texas, killing several people, and leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes, authorities said Sunday. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

 

Governor Greg Abbott visited East Texas Sunday to survey the damage and offer support to those affected by the storms. The Texas State Operations Center has increased to a Level 1 Activation – that’s Maximum Readiness. –to support local government requests for state assistance. Governor Abbott also activated the Texas Emergency Management Council, including Texas Task Forces 1 & 2, in response to the devastation.