Gov. Abbott declares State of Disaster in Texas counties Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Surrounding Areas on December 27, 2015 by Staff Report Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, a day after tornadoes caused extensive damage in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall counties.AUSTIN — As severe weather continues across the State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster in the following Texas Counties: Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall Counties. Additional counties may be added as the situation develops.Governor Abbott received a briefing at the Department of Public Safety's State Operations Center this afternoon and held a press conference immediately following.“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to those Texans who have been affected by this severe weather,” said Governor Abbott. “Please be assured that Texas is doing everything it can to assist in the challenges our citizens are currently facing. I want to thank the first responders and local officials on the ground and strongly encourage all Texans to heed their warnings in the coming the days.”Click here to view Governor Abbott's Disaster Declaration. You may also be interested in readingGovernor Abbott takes action to combat illegal border crossingsGovernor Abbott to refuse Syrian refugees relocating to TexasGovernor Abbott proposes amendments to U.S. ConstitutionTexas included in potential terrorist threat before TuesdayOpen carry passes Texas legislature; Governor expected to sign into lawTexas eliminates taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood providersTexas Attorney General launches investigation into Planned ParenthoodPresident finally orders flags at half-staff to honor Chattanooga victimsRep. Wray takes legislative action to oppose high-speed railGovernor Abbott signs $4 billion tax relief bill ← Tornado damage to Donald T. Shields Elementary causes district to move classesCOLUMN: We’re proud of the community we serve → You must log in to post a comment.