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Gov. Greg Abbott urges Texans impacted by Tuesday's storms to report damage

The governor is urging Texans to report property damage caused by Tuesday's severe weather.

HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott is urging all Texans impacted by Tuesday's storms and reported tornadoes to self-report their property damage through a Texas Division of Emergency Management survey.

"This is a critical tool for our local and state officials to determine eligibility for federal assistance, identify damage in regions impacted by severe weather, and direct volunteer resources to communities in need," the governor said about the survey.

At least one tornado reportedly tore through southeast Houston on Tuesday, destroying homes and businesses in Pasadena, Baytown and Deer Park. Fortunately, no major injuries have been reported.

Gov. Abbott said Texans can use the TDEM's Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool damage survey to report damages caused by Tuesday's severe weather.

The survey can be completed in English or in Spanish.

For more information on how to self-report damages, click here.

Gov. Greg Abbott told KHOU 11's Adam Bennett that he's been in contact with the mayor of Deer Park and has offered his help.

“We want them to know that the state of Texas stands side by side with their local leaders, as well as with all Texans, and that we will be working swiftly to get power back on, to get communities restored, and to assist all of them in the recovery process," the governor said.

Abbott also said the Texas A&M Task Force 1 has been deployed to help with search and rescue efforts.

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