If Brazoria County residents want to receive any federal assistance to help with cleanup, recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Nicholas, they need to do some of the work themselves.

A week after the storm toppled trees, ripped off roofs and left homes and businesses powerless for days, no federal disaster declaration for our area has been issued — nor can we find where it has been requested by Gov. Greg Abbott. That means many of the federal resources that already would have shown up to help instead are in Louisiana, whose governor requested a disaster declaration in advance of the storm.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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Folks in Louisiana are not happy with FEMA and government response.


Is there another way to access the survey other than the QR square you published in the paper. I cannot access the survey with it.

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Michael Morris

Yes, ma'am. You can go to damage.tdem.texas.gov.

In trying to go there just now on Chrome, it blocked me, but we got through with other browsers.

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