Deweyville, TX – (RealEstateRama) — Nearly 200 people attended a “Flood Disaster Assistance Workshop” on Thursday night hosted by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and his staff at the Deweyville High School gymnasium. The event, which featured representatives from FEMA, SBA, FSA, TDEM and other community recovery agencies, provided flood victims in Newton, Orange and Jasper Counties with an opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from these agencies on applying for assistance.
“I want to ensure that our community receives the information and assistance they need to recover,” said Rep. Babin. “These federal agency employees are the experts on these programs and in disaster recovery. Our office felt that it was important that we helped facilitate this discussion and allow residents a chance to hear from them and ask questions. Our goal is to make sure that no one falls through the cracks.”
Individuals who believe they may qualify for assistance should contact FEMA and SBA. Rep. Babin’s staff remains available to help put affected constituents in direct contact with the proper federal relief management agencies. Additionally, several residents raised questions about the events and decisions prior to the flooding. Rep. Babin told the group that his office was looking into that matter, particularly as it relates to any federal agency involvement. For assistance with FEMA, SBA or any other federal agency, you may contact Rep. Babin’s staff at 409-883-8075.
Participating Agencies and Organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-Disaster Assistance, Farm Service Administration (FSA), Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), American Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse and Southern Baptist Convention.
Source: U.S. Rep. Brian Babin