Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Texas
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, do hereby certify that Hurricane Katrina, a disaster in sister states, has created an emergency disaster and emergency conditions for the people in the State of Texas beginning September 1, 2005.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby proclaim the existence of such a disaster and direct that all necessary measures, both public and private as authorized under Section 418.015 of the code, be implemented to meet that disaster.
As provided in Section 418.016, all rules and regulations that may inhibit or prevent prompt response to this threat are suspended for the duration of the incident.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 1st day of September, 2005
Governor of Texas
Secretary of State