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Over a third of Texas counties are under a disaster declaration

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2024
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Over a third of the counties in Texas are under a disaster declaration after extreme weather battered much of the state Saturday night and into Sunday.

At least 18 people have died in the storms due to the severe weather across the central U.S., which included multiple tornados. 

Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) made a disaster declaration for 108 counties in the state as of Sunday. He said at least seven people, including four children, died due to the storms and over 100 were injured.

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