Trump has declared a natural disaster in Texas

© REUTERS / agrees Latifah LatifУраган Harvey in Corpus Christi , Texas, USA. 25 August 2017Trump has declared a natural disaster in Texas© REUTERS / agrees Latifah Latif

The President of the United States declared a natural disaster in Texas because of the hurricane «Harvey» to provide immediate Federal assistance, if necessary.

At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2017

«At the request of the Governor of Texas, I signed a document declaring natural disasters, it will provide assistance to the Federal government in full measure,» wrote trump on Twitter.

Earlier, the President asked the residents of the stricken hurricane areas to follow the instructions of local authorities and stay safe.

Hurricane «Harvey» has reached a dangerous category four and reached the coast of Texas. The hurricane brought wind speeds up to 130 mph (about 210 kilometers per hour). He has already caused damage in the small town of Port Aransas on the barrier island of Mustang, which lies off the southern coast of Texas, according to local police.

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