To the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, we are with you every single step of the way. We will help you recover, we will help you rebuild, we will support you today, tomorrow, and the day after. We have been working closely with local authorities, and I remain in close communication with Governor Abbott of Texas and Governor Edwards of Louisiana.
At the request of Governor Abbott, I declared a major disaster in the State of Texas to ensure that federal aid is available for state and local recovery efforts. I also approved a disaster declaration for Louisiana. Arm in arm we will strive, we will endure, and we will emerge stronger than ever before.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.