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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Texas as the Result of Hurricane Harvey

As a result of the consequence of Hurricane Harvey on the State of Texas, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Thomas E. Price, M.D., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since August 25, 2017 in the State of Texas.


Thomas E. Price, M.D.

  • This page last reviewed: August 26, 2017