Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with local leaders and reporters at a supply distribution point at Ozen High School Tuesday afternoon and pledged support for the region.
"I'm so proud to be here in Jefferson County," he said, after handing out ready-to-eat meals to about half a dozen cars in line. "The real heroes over the past week or so have been our fellow Texans. It's been Texans stepping up and helping their fellow Texans, neighbor helping neighbor and stranger helping stranger." He also praised local leaders, first responders and National Guard members.
"We're here to send a message. While you're still working on desperately needed supplies, as I handed out tonight, food and water, we're beginning the rebuilding process. We're not going to waste a single day," he said.
"Texas has their back, and Texas is going to step up and aid our fellow Texans," Abbott said, when asked about his message to Southeast Texans.