UPDATED 3:50 PM PT – Friday, February 19, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said he’s pooling resources to get food and water to residents. During a press conference on Friday, Abbott announced his office is working with local and federal agencies to set up water testing labs in order to bolster the state’s clean water supply.
The State is working around the clock to address four immediate winter weather priorities:
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) February 19, 2021
He also vowed to cut regulations for truck drivers to help expedite food deliveries from farms to retail stores.
“I want to reassure you that we are using every single tool at our disposal to make sure that your needs are going to be met,” Abbott stated. “The truth is what we always know, and that is for decades, more than a century, Texans have faced enormous challenges, and we’ve always overcome those challenges in the past and will do so again this time.”
In the meantime, Abbott is urging residents who want to lend a helping hand to contact the Red Cross or www.feedingtexas.org to coordinate how to provide supplies to struggling Texans.