State Representative Dustin Burrows offered encouraging comments for the citizens of Seagraves and others within Gaines County this week after the string of recent storms that have drenched the South Plains.

Burrows statement read:

We have been getting updates on the flooding situation from County officials across the District. With respect to Seagraves in particular, Judge Keyes and Mayor Huse have kept us apprised and I appreciate them handling the situation. Yesterday, we contacted the Governor's Emergency Management Office to let them know of the developing situation which they are monitoring.


As of right now the only declaration of emergency has come from the Gaines County Judge Tom Keyes. We have been made aware of volunteer organizations that are currently on their way to Seagraves to aid. I have been told that there are about 250,000 acres of farmland that are flooded and we have also been told between 25-30 homes have been flooded or severely damaged. My office has been working with other legislative offices to make them aware of the situation.


I ask for your continued support and prayers for the people of Seagraves and our emergency and volunteer responders as they work through this difficult time. Additional rainfall is expected in the South Plains region through the weekend."

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