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Trump signs disaster proclamation as Harvey nears landfall in Texas
August 26, 2017 / 2:11 AM / in 2 months

Trump signs disaster proclamation as Harvey nears landfall in Texas

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed a disaster proclamation for the state of Texas as Hurricane Harvey began to move onto the coast.

Craig "Cajun" Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. August 25, 2017. Minutes later, high winds blew off the camper carrying all of his belongings. REUTERS/Brian Thevenot

Trump said on Twitter that he had signed the declaration at the request of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, adding that doing so “unleashes the full force of government help.”

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler

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