August 26, 2017 / 2:03 AM / a year ago

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.

A vehicle passes a hurricane warning sign under storm clouds as it heads south approaching Victoria, Texas, U.S. August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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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