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President Trump and Gov. Abbott discuss relief efforts and Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined President Donald J. Trump on Aug. 29, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to meet with local leaders and relief organizations and received a detailed briefing on the ongoing recovery effort from the effects of Hurricane Harvey on Texas.

In addition to the briefing, Abbott and Trump were joined by federal, state, and local officials to continue discussion to improve coordination of resources and response efforts.

“I want to reassure all Texans impacted by this storm that federal, state, and local officials are working around the clock to respond to this disaster and ensure the safety of all those in the storm’s path,” Abbott said. “I also want to thank President Trump for his leadership and commitment in helping the people of Texas recover from this storm. The Texas response to this unprecedented disaster has been swift and focused, and we are committed to continuing our work with all federal and local partners for as long as it takes to help these communities recover.”

“Nobody’s ever seen anything like this, and I just want to say that working with the governor and his entire team has been an honor for us,” Trump said. “Recovery will be a long and difficult road, and the federal government stands ready, willing and able to support that effort. We’ve pledged our full support as Texas and Louisiana recover from this devastating and historic storm.”

Following the visit to Corpus Christi, Abbott and Trump returned to the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) in Austin to receive an extensive briefing on the current status of the storm and the recovery effort. The governor and president reaffirmed their number one priority is protecting life and rescuing those in harm’s way. The president also stated his commitment to doing everything possible to help Texas in the recovery effort.

Donations to assist Texas in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey can be sent to the American Red Cross at; as well as the Texas Disaster Relief Fund at

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