Governor Perry Visits Community of West; Tours Disaster Zone and Meets with Local Officials

Statement

By:  Rick Perry
Date: April 19, 2013
Location: West, Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today toured the disaster zone in West, Texas and met with local officials and state and local emergency responders about relief and recovery efforts underway.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has put so much time and determination into caring for their fellow Texans over the past two days," Gov. Perry said. "Whether they worked triage the night of the explosion, pulled extra shifts at area hospitals, or just took one of their displaced neighbors into their home they are the heart and soul of the Texas tradition of "neighbor helping neighbor."

"No doubt, there is a lot of work that lies ahead and the road to recovery is long. But this community will come together, this community will mourn and this community will rebuild."