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Trump signs disaster order as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on Texas

US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring a disaster in Texas

AFP  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

US President has signed a proclamation declaring a disaster in as bears down on the Coast, a move that will help speed up federal aid to the hardest-hit areas.

"At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!" Trump tweeted yesterday from the Camp David presidential retreat, where he was spending the weekend.

First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 10:04 IST
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