Before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston as a Cat-4 hurricane Friday night, pundits were questioning how the federal government would handle the crisis. This morning on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Gov. Greg Abbott, (R-TX), said the federal response was strong. Specifically, Gov. Abbott said “We could not be more appreciative of what the federal government has done, from the president on down. “Because, everything we have asked for, they have given us. The most important thing was that I made a disaster declaration that the president granted very swiftly. What that does, it triggers [the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s] involvement. FEMA has been actively involved and engaged in this whole process long before the hurricane even hit ground. And because of their assistance it means that Texas will be able to begin the rebuilding process very swiftly.”

Further into the article, it says “President Trump indicated Sunday he wanted to visit the region as quickly as possible, and Abbott said that would likely all depend on where Trump decided to go. ‘We’re already, for example, involved in the cleanup process in Corpus Christi. If the president were to visit there, it wouldn’t hinder any efforts,’ he said.”

Thus far, and there’s still a long ways to go before Texas cities will be operational again, the Trump administration has earned positive grades on its response to Hurricane Harvey. Most importantly, Gov. Abbott is earning positive grades on how his administration is responding to this disaster. This interview is particularly impressive:

It’s pretty clear from this interview that Gov. Abbott’s team is well-prepared:

Gov. Abbott and President Trump deserve high marks for their responses thus far. Things can change in a moment’s notice but, knock on wood, it sounds like they’re prepared.

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