As we speak, Hurricane Harvey is hitting the Texas coast hard. Many on the ground fear that the hurricane will cause massive flooding. Fortunately, the state and federal governments seem to be on top of things.
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), President Trump called him on Thursday, and has maintained a consistent line of communication in order to coordinate the response to Hurricane Harvey.
The Hill also reports that President Trump contacted Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) in order to make sure that federal relief would be allocated to Baton Rogue, in the case of extensive hurricane damage.
Governor Edwards praised President Trump on his Twitter account by writing, “Spoke w/ @POTUS @realDonaldTrump this afternoon. He offered his full support to the people of LA as we prepare for #Harvey,”
For his part, Governor Abbott thanked President Trump in front of the media on Friday by saying:”I want to thank the President and FEMA for their quick response in granting this disaster declaration.”
Governor Abbott further clarified that his government “will continue to work with our federal and local partners on all issues relating to this storm.”
On Friday and over the weekend, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas. The storm, which is the largest hurricane that Texas has seen in decades, caused all oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to cease and forced many residents to flee for higher ground.
The storm has also caused tornados, fires, and floods all across the Texas coast, which is currently experiencing widespread power outages.
The storm initially made landfall as a Category 4 storm with with 130 mph winds. Now, the hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but winds remain steady at about 90 mph. Heavy rain continues to pound Nueces County, and other coastal counties in Texas.
So far, there have been no deaths reported, but Texas and federal officials are bracing for them. President Trump reiterated this point when he told FEMA Director Brock Long that “the world is watching.” Although President Trump, and others, have spoken out in support of Mr. Long, they are all well aware of how the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina damaged the credibility of FEMA — and the Bush administration.
President Trump does not want to have a “You’re doing a heck of a job Brownie,” moment in the midst of Hurricane Harvey.
Unfortunately for President Trump, liberals and Leftists on Twitter are already lambasting Trump for supposedly “politicizing” the hurricane. MSNBC host, Joy Reid, wrote on her Twitter account, “So Trump pardoned racist convicted criminal Joe Arpaio and signed a transgender military ban, with a monster hurricane as cover…” Again, if you need any more proof, such words are evidence that the Alt Left will never, ever be happy until President Trump is dead, or out of office.
Let all of us hope and pray that Hurricane Harvey quiets down over the coming days, and that no one dies because of this fierce storm. Let us all wish coastal Texas a speedy recovery from the disaster as well.