Texas politicians and other notables sent their messages of support for victims of deadly tornadoes that broke out in Hood, Johnson, and Ellis counties Wednesday night.
Governor Rick Perry released the following statement:
“I’m deeply saddened by the deaths caused by yesterday’s horrific storms. The State Operations Center has been monitoring this situation since yesterday afternoon and continues to assist locals with any unmet needs they may have. I commend our first responders, who do everything in their power to minimize the damage and care for the wounded. The thoughts of 26 million Texans are with those suffering today, along with our prayers for a quick and full recovery for those still hospitalized, and for this community as a whole.”
Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement:
“My thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to those affected by the tornadoes in Granbury and Cleburne last night. Tragically, the tornadoes took numerous lives, and many have been injured and have had their homes damaged or destroyed. Let us keep Johnson and Hood Counties – part of the North Texas community – in our thoughts and prayers. And let us thank the first-response teams that have been working around the clock to help those affected by this horrible tragedy.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz Tweeted his message of support:
My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by tonight's tornado in Granbury, their friends & family, & all the first responders.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 16, 2013
Texas Representative Jeb Hensarling also Tweeted a message of support:
This morning, my thoughts & prayers are with my fellow Texans who were impacted by last night's devastating storm. #GodBlessTexas
— Jeb Hensarling (@RepHensarling) May 16, 2013
Senator John Cornyn released the following message of support:
“Sandy and I were deeply saddened to learn of the destruction and loss of life in North Texas. We join all Texans in praying for the injured and grieving. All of Texas stands with the communities who now undoubtedly will come together to rebuild in the wake of the damage.”