Proclamation - Disaster Due to Severe Drought Conditions
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, do hereby certify that severe drought conditions have caused a disaster in all 254 counties in the State of Texas and is continuing.
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 threat and direct that all necessary measures both public and private as authorized under Section 418.015 of the code be implemented to meet that threat.
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 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 18th day of January, 2006.
Governor of Texas
Secretary of State
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