Texas Senators Cornyn and Cruz pledge federal funds for hurricane relief

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SAN ANTONIO (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Judge Loyd Neil announced during a news conference that he spoke with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.

Both U.S. lawmakers pledged federal funds for emergency response and relief.

All international airports in the path of the hurricane have canceled flights. Only American Airlines will attempt to run flights on Saturday, weather conditions permitting.

The Corpus Christi City hall will also close this afternoon.

"We will get through this and we will be better for it," the mayor said.

The mayor said that he felt they made the right decision when it came to evaluations and time will prove them right.

I will not comment on the jail at this time.

Judge Neil asked for people to remain patient at this time.

"The greatest asset the people can have right now is patience," Neil said. "When the power goes off depending where you are it could be out between 3-7 days."

He said that crews will be on the ground to help restore power. He asked the general public to remain calm while they work to get the power back up and running as quickly as possible.

"Don't go where you don't belong," Neil cautioned. He urged people to stay home and not to go on the roads at this time as the heavy rain will most likely lead to flooding.

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