State resources were activated in South Texas before the possible flooding of the tropical system into the gulf

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Several state resources are on hold in South Texas due to concerns about flooding related to the tropical system unfolding in the Gulf.

On Saturday, Gov. Greg Abbott activated organizations along the Gulf Coast, from Beaumont to the Rio Grande Valley, in anticipation of possible flooding.

“We will continue to monitor this storm closely and take all necessary precautions to protect the jeans,” the governor said.

“I encourage jeans to follow the directions and warnings of their local officials and take into account possible heavy rains and floods,” he added.

Along the coast, squads of fast water rescue boats from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and gaming guard teams have been activated with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife.

In addition, Texas Military Department ground transportation squads and intensive weather packages from the Texas Department of Health Services Medical Force Task Force.

Other resources, such as the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas DPS, have said they may be needed if the threat to Texas increases.

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