Huntsville Declares State of Disaster Due to Hurricane Beryl

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Mayor Humphrey declares local state of disaster to mobilize resources and aid recovery efforts in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (July 8, 2024) – The City of Huntsville has declared a local state of disaster following the severe weather brought by Hurricane Beryl. Mayor Russell Humphrey signed the proclamation, citing extensive damage caused by flooding, damaging winds, downed trees, and power outages. The declaration, which took effect immediately, aims to mobilize resources and support recovery efforts.

The proclamation, signed on July 8, 2024, emphasizes the need for emergency action to alleviate suffering, protect lives, and rehabilitate property and city infrastructure. “Extraordinary measures must be taken to address the widespread damage,” Mayor Humphrey stated.

The local state of disaster, declared under §418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code, will remain in effect for a maximum of seven days unless extended by the City Council. The city’s emergency management plan has been activated to coordinate response and recovery efforts.

This declaration mandates prompt and widespread publicity to ensure residents are informed and can take necessary precautions. The City Council and emergency services are working tirelessly to manage the aftermath of the storm and ensure public safety.

For further information, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news outlets and official city communication channels.

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