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Sen. Ted Cruz says flooding is preventing him from leaving Houston

Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday said the floods in Houston are so bad that they’re preventing him from traveling with other officials to Corpus Christi, Texas to survey some of the damage left by Hurricane Harvey.

“Due to continuing rain and flooding in Houston, I regret that roadways are blocked and I will be unable to travel out of the city to join Gov. [Greg] Abbott, Sen. [John] Cornyn, and other state and local officials down in Corpus Christi this afternoon,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement.

The Texas Republican said he will stay in Houston and work with federal, state, and local officials to provide relief to people affected by the storm.

Mr. Cruz said he’s grateful for the leadership that local and state officials have shown in the preparation and aftermath of the devastating storm, and that he’s thankful for assurances from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that “full federal assistance” is ready for the recovery process.

He urged residents to heed instructions from local officials and stay out of harm’s way.

“We have a long road to recovery before us, but as always the Texas spirit of determination, generosity, and perseverance will guide us forward,” Mr. Cruz said.

“We see the best of Texans in our times of need and today is no exception. I am so incredibly proud to call Texas and Houston home. We will come together, and we will recover and rebuild, as we always have,” he said.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

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