Disaster declaration signed for Tyler County after possible tornado Sunday

Disaster declaration signed for Tyler County after possible tornado Sunday

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A disaster declaration has been signed in Tyler County following a possible tornado Sunday.

Judge Jacques L. Blanchette signed the declaration on May 19.

It states whereas the County of Tyler on the 19th of May, 2019, is in threat of damage, injury, or loss of life, or property resulting from conditions created by a potential tornado over an excessive period of time, affecting Tyler County by causing flooding in populated areas as well as major infrastructure damage preventing access to or the safe passage of on various roadways. Such conditions create a public safety hazard.

The declaration says whereas as Tyler County Judge, I have determined, based upon trajectory reports issued by the National Weather Service and the Texas State Operations Center, that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect life, as well as protect or rehabilitate property; and are hereby ordered.

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