GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt has issued disaster declaration.
On Wednesday, Stoudt's office filed the declaration with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office:
"Dear Governor Abbott:
WHEREAS, the County of Gregg on the 9th of March, 2016, has suffered widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property (or there is imminent threat of same) resulting from Flash Flooding and Substantial Rainfall and;
WHEREAS, the Honorable Judge Bill Stoudt, County Judge of Gregg County, has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate that suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE BILL STOUDT OF GREGG COUNTY, TEXAS:
That a local state of disaster is hereby declared for Gregg County pursuant to Chapter 418.08(a) of the Texas Government Code."
The state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of the declaration.