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Edinburg Mayor signs Disaster Declaration

EDINBURG — In anticipation of wind damage and disastrous flooding by Tropical Storm, now Hurricane Hanna, as well proactively protecting residents infected with or exposed to COVID-19, Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina signed a proclamation on Thursday July 24, 2020 declaring a local state of disaster. A declaration of a local state of disaster permits the ability to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to disease, prevent the spread of and control the risk of disease in order to promote the public health, safety and welfare of our residents. The declaration reads in part, “the Mayor of the City of Edinburg, Texas has determined that extraordinary of Hidalgo has determined that extraordinary and immediate measures must be taken to respond quickly, prevent and alleviate the suffering of people exposed to and those infected with the virus, as well as those that could potentially be infected or impacted by Tropical Storm Hanna throughout the City of Edinburg, Texas.” The declaration is already The declaration is already in effect and will continue for a period of seven days unless continued by the Edinburg City Council. You may visit www.cityofedinburg.com or Facebook at City of Edinburg Government for more information Press release courtesy of the city of Edinburg ...

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