State of disaster declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott

In response to the threat to property damages and loss of life posed by high winds, destructive tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding in parts of the state,  on January 26, 2023, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott formally declared the following state of disaster.   


WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that severe storms and tornadoes pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding in Harris and Orange Counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in the previously listed counties based on the existence of such threat.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor.  However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency’s emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 26th day of January, 2023.  





Secretary of State

View the proclamation.

Timeshare owners across the US remain concerned about severe weather 

TimeSharing Today Magazine has reported on the continuing impact extreme weather has had on timeshare resorts, timeshare Associations, and timeshare owners.  We welcome your comments about your experiences in dealing with the impact the extreme weather conditions are having. Email: [email protected]  

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