Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Trump today requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Harvey is set to make landfall.

The state is expected to see life-threatening and record-setting flooding from rain and storm surge in areas hardest hit by Harvey.

If granted by the president, this request will provide Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation to Texas counties in the affected areas. This request also allows the Governor to request assistance for additional counties after damage assessments are made.

"Granting this request will provide Texans the additional resources needed to protect themselves, their property and rebuild their lives if necessary after Hurricane Harvey," said Governor Abbott.