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Texas Deploys Disaster Relief Resources For Areas Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

At the request of the State of Florida, the State of Texas Thursday approved sending resources for disaster relief in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. These resources, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), include Texas A&M Forest Service All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), which currently consist of 30 personnel and may be augmented as the situation develops. Other Texas state agencies are on stand-by to respond to any further requests from impacted areas.

Additionally, Governor Abbott has called Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina to offer any assistance as their states prepare to deal with Hurricane Matthew.

EMAC is a state-to-state mutual aid system where the requesting state is responsible for the reimbursement of mission costs. For more information, visit

The full press release from Governor Abbott is available here: