La Marque Impact Study
Following the unprecedented flooding Hurricane Harvey caused, many county residents have found themselves on the long road to recovery. To help citizens on the path to rebuild their homes and lives, Galveston County officials have put together a Disaster Assistance Outreach Form, designed to assess damage in specific areas and provide long-term resources to those who need it most.
“It will be months, maybe years, before areas of the county are back to normal,” County Judge Mark Henry said. “The county will continue to provide as much help as we can, for as long as we can and this form will tell us what that assistance needs to look like.”
The form can be accessed directly at: http://www.galvestoncountytx.gov/hd/Pages/DisasterOutreach.aspx
This outreach form is issued by Galveston County to document damage in anticipation of long-term recovery efforts. Filling out this form does not guarantee assistance. By completing this form, residents may be contacted at a later date as county programs become available.
It is important residents DO NOT use this survey to request immediate direct assistance or disaster relief from FEMA. To apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance, please visit: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
CITY OF LA MARQUE
La Marque Clean City Commission, members of La Marque City Council, city staff, Galveston County CERT and volunteers went door to door conducting a Hurricane Harvey Damage Impact Survey Saturday, September 16th. The goal of this study is a comprehensive assessment of damages caused by Hurricane Harvey and to identify needs of the citizens of La Marque.
The study will identify:
- What happened and how the storm affected individuals in our community
- How residential, business and infrastructure property has been affected
- Which areas were hardest hit
- Which situations must be given response priority
- What types of assistance are needed including local, state, federal or long-term
“Accurate and timely damage reporting is crucial to successfully requesting and receiving federal assistance in the form of either low-interest loans or grants to help La Marque’s residents, businesses and infrastructure recover from a disaster,” said La Marque Clean City Commission Chairman Joe Compian. “The recovery process begins with the identification of damages at the local level and the expeditious reporting of those damages within the emergency management channels,”
Data collected from individuals and businesses will be provided to Charlene Warren, La Marque Emergency Management Coordinator, and then funneled to appropriate channels to bring aid to the city. The teams will identify residents who need help but may not have internet or know how to access services or register for FEMA benefits. Distribution of relief information and debris cleanup schedules is also planned.
“On behalf of the La Marque Clean City Commission, we are excited to assist our city government and neighbors in beginning the road to recovery and, as always, to keep La Marque a clean and beautiful city,” Compian said.
IMPACT DATA COMING SOON.