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Flood victims can request assistance

COLDSPRING- San Jacinto County has been affected by wide scale flooding during the week of April 18, 2016. Damage to public infrastructure has been widespread. Also, many of you have had damage to your homes due to the flooding.

County Judge John Lovett made a Declaration of Disaster for San Jacinto County on Monday April 18th, submitted a Disaster Summary Outline (DSO) and made a request to Governor Greg Abbott to add San Jacinto County to any state appeals for Federal Aid.

The Federal Government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has programs to help relieve the financial burdens of such disasters. There are programs known as Public Assistance (PA) that help local governments and programs known as Individual Assistance (IA) that help individuals. Federal assistance rules require that damage thresholds be met on a county by county basis. For San Jacinto County to meet the threshold for IA, at least 25 individuals with qualifying damage must apply.

If flooding has affected your home and you wish county, state or federal assistance, a request and report of damages needs to be made to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management. If you call, you must include your name address and telephone number where you can be reached and schedule a time when on on-site inspection can be made. Please report your damages to:
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oshua Brogdon, Office of Emergency Management
51 E. Pine Ave., Coldspring, TX 77331
Office: (936) 653-3395
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After the report, a damage assessment will be conducted. The damage assessment consists of an onsite appraisal of the damage and photos of the interior and exterior of the resident’s property will be taken. Just because a damage assessment has been conducted it DOES NOT mean that the resident will qualify for individual assistance.

If flooding has affected your home and you wish county, state or federal assistance, a request and report of damages needs to be made to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management. If you call, you must include your name address and telephone number where you can be reached and schedule a time when on on-site inspection can be made. Please report your damages to:

Joshua Brogdon, Office of Emergency Management
51 E. Pine Ave., Coldspring, TX 77331
Office: (936) 653-3395
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After the report, a damage assessment will be conducted. The damage assessment consists of an onsite appraisal of the damage and photos of the interior and exterior of the resident’s property will be taken. Just because a damage assessment has been conducted it DOES NOT mean that the resident will qualify for individual assistance.

Judge Lovett and the Office of Emergency Management will collect and submit all requests to the State of Texas and request Individual Assistance. For San Jacinto County to qualify for Individual Assistance, at least 25 properties must have qualifying damage.