Trump declares Harvey disaster in Texas
HOUSTON - President Donald Trump says he has signed a disaster declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey nears on the middle Texas coast.
Trump announced his declaration in a posting on his Twitter account.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/901259509632573440">August 26, 2017</a></blockquote>
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At 9 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said the storm was "almost onshore" with 130 mph sustained winds.
A center statement said a station at Aransas Pass run by the Texas Coastal Observing Network had reported a sustained wind of 102 mph with a gust to 120 mph.
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