Gov. Abbott activates entire Texas National Guard in response to Harvey

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbot activated the entire Texas National Guard Monday morning in response to the immense devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The total number of deployed guardsman will now top roughly 12,000. The National Guardsman will assist in the ongoing search and rescue effort of Texans who are in immediate danger across the Costal Bend and Central Texas.

They will be heavily involved in the extensive recovery effort in the aftermath of Harvey, according to Abbott.


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