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Abbott’s attempts to blame the power outages on alternative energy and trying to shift the conversation to bemoaning the Green New Deal is all hat and no cattle. The GOP has been in charge of Texas since George W. Bush sent Ann Richards into retirement back in 1994. Alternative energy sources simply have not made much ground in deep red, oil-rich Texas.
Currently, there are seven US&R teams that are status level "green," meaning they are prepared for deployment. Patronis’ Division of State Fire Marshal is the lead agency overseeing two Emergency Support Functions (ESF) at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) during a disaster or state emergency.
With Hurricane Dorian expected to strike Florida in the coming days, Gov. Ron DeSantis crossed the state on Thursday, trying to get the Sunshine State ready for the storm.
With Hurricane Dorian expected to impact Florida in the coming days, on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties on or near the state’s Atlantic coast.