There wasn’t a lot of encouragement for Navasota flood victims from the Texas Division of Emergency Management last week.
State Individual Assistance Officer Robert Eastham told a small city hall crowd last Wednesday night that, although the county qualifies for government assistance to get roads, bridges and the like back together; private homes, unfortunately, do not.
While admitting that many residents did suffer from the recent floods, Eastman reported that there weren’t enough to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s standards. News that left many, like Navasota resident Zack Bailey, disheartened.
But Eastham did bring some good news. While local residents won’t be seeing any federal flood-relief dollars coming, he said there are several private volunteer organizations that are willing to lend a helping hand.
For more about those, he said, just Google, Texas VOAD. Or for more about what the state is doing, or, as in this case, not doing, Eastham invites residents to call him directly at 512-424-7826.