May 17, 2022 | Austin, Texas Proclamation


ATTENTION, I, GREG EBAT, Governor of Texas, on March 18, 2022 issued a declaration of natural disasters with amendments of March 21 and 27, 2022, confirming that forest fires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or serious damage, injury or loss of life or property to Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Belle, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Cox, Coleman, Comanche, Concha, Cook, Crane, Croquet, Kalberson, Dawson, Dimitri, Duval, Eastland, Hector, Edwards, Erat, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hamfil, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspath, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kimble, Live, Kimble, Kimble, Kimble Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton County Wichita, Wilasi, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala; and

ATTENTION, the same conditions continue to exist in these counties;

SO NOW, in accordance with the authority given to me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I am resuming the Disaster Notice for the counties listed above.

Under section 418,017 of the Code, I allow the use of all available resources of the State Government and political units that are reasonably necessary to deal with this disaster.

According to section 418.016 of the Code, any normative act prescribing procedures for conducting state activities, or any order or rule of a state agency that in any way prevents, hinders or delays necessary actions in the fight against this catastrophe, will be suspended after written approval of the Governor’s Office. . However, to the extent that compliance with any government statute or administrative rule regarding contracts or procurement would prevent any government agency from responding to emergencies necessary to protect the lives or property threatened by this declared disaster, I grant permission to suspension of such statutes and regulations at the time of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the requirements of the law, copies of this statement are submitted to the appropriate authorities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed my name and formally obtained the stamp of the State Seal at my office in Austin, Texas, on May 17, 2022.


The governor



Secretary of State

See proclamation.

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