Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, and heads of state agencies today met with local officials in Beaumont, TX to discuss the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey and how the Commission can assist in the rebuilding and recovery effort. During the meeting, Governor Abbott and Commissioner Sharp received an extensive update on the needs in Beaumont area, and spoke with local leaders on how the Commission will assist in helping affected communities.

“There is no doubt that the Beaumont area has suffered terrible devastation brought on by this storm, but the people are optimistic and strong as they begin the recovery process,” said Governor Abbott. “I am proud of the commitment by the Commission to help Texas victims and their communities, and look forward to our continued work with local officials in these areas. We will not rest until Texas has made a full recovery.”

Today’s visit was the final stop of a three-day, five-city trip by Governor Abbott, Commissioner Sharp and leaders from state agencies to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.