POSTED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:05pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:12am
WEST, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Governor Perry met with state officials to discuss the response to the explosions and fires at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
State agencies worked through the night to assist local emergency and law enforcement departments with health, medical, incident management, search and rescue, and environmental monitoring.
Governor Perry said, "We are blessed in Texas to have the best emergency response teams in the nation, and they were certainly at their best last night, quickly and efficiently taking control of the situation, tending to the wounded and helping keep a bad situation from getting worse. Anyone who grew up in a small town understands that this tragedy will touch every family in West and the surrounding communities in some way. I urge all Texans and Americans to join me in keeping the people of West and our first responders in your prayers as this situation continues to unfold.”