Gov. Abbott adds 20 counties to disaster declaration after Harvey

Parts of Rockport lie in ruins after Hurricane Harvey pounded the small coastal town. (Photo: CBS Austin)

Governor Greg Abbott expanded his state disaster declaration to include 20 additional Texas counties in the wake of Harvey.

The counties added include Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Tyler, Walker, Washington, and Willacy.

"The addition of these counties to the state disaster declaration will continue to allow Texas to quickly deploy all available resources to those affected by this devastating storm," says Gov. Abbott. "Hurricane Harvey has had a catastrophic impact on Texans and their property, and this declaration will help them rebuild and recover. The state will continue to provide as much aid as possible to these communities that have already lost so much."

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