June 11, 2018


House Cmte. On County Affairs Meeting To Review Gov. Preparedness For Future Storms


AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) looks forward to working with the House Committee on County Affairs on hurricane preparedness and flood prevention in rural areas. The committee meets this week.


"This hits close to home for many folks in our district. Hurricane Harvey really did a number on Texas, and we're only a few short years removed from devastating floods in South Texas," Guillen said. "It's so important that the state looks at ways we can be better prepared for the next big storm to come our way."


The House County Affairs Committee is charged with a number of disaster-preparedness and relief responsibilities, including examining how emergency responses are organized, funded and coordinated. Additionally, the Committee explores ways to manage costs, protect public safety and the states relationships with  counties, non-governmental organizations and churches during Harvey's aftermath.  


Representative Guillen is most interested in the Committee's responsibility to evaluate if counties have the necessary authority to deal with flood risk in rural and suburban areas of Texas. Guillen intends to work with the committee and collaborate on better ways to prepare for future storms and floods.


"Ranchers, farmers, and landowners in general need to be protected from disaster, and with the findings from this Committee, the state will be better prepared to do so before the next disaster hits."


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and