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Trump has declared a state of emergency in Texas due to hurricane “Hannah”

Trump has declared a state of emergency in Texas due to hurricane “Hannah”

US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a decree declaring an emergency in the state of Texas in connection with hurricane Hanna and also ordered to provide local authorities with Federal assistance.

“Today, President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the state of Texas and ordered the allocation of Federal assistance in addition to the efforts of local authorities aimed at countering the emergency conditions caused by hurricane Hanna, “said a document distributed by the White House press service.

The US national hurricane watch center reported the formation of tropical storm Hanna on Friday night. On Saturday, it strengthened to a hurricane. The atmospheric phenomenon reached the coast of Texas.

Earlier, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a state of emergency in 32 of the state's 254 counties, most of the coastal. This measure allows local authorities to access some additional funds and use more resources in disaster response. This, in particular, makes it possible to involve the US National Guard in rescue or recovery operations.

The hurricane season usually lasts six months in the Atlantic — from the beginning of June to the end of November. An atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a tropical storm and gets its own name if the wind speed within its limits reaches about 17.5 m/s. At a wind speed of 33 m/s or more, the storm becomes a hurricane.

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