FEMA helps flood victims


SEARCH KPRC IN YOUR APPLE OR ANDROID APP STORE. THIS IS ALL UNWELCOME NEWS FOR VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK’S STORMS. FEMA HAS PEN IN HOUSTON THE PAST FEW DAYS — HAS BEEN IN HOUSTON THE PAST FEW DAYS. IT COULD HURT THE CLEANUP PROCESS AS THEY TRY TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. CHANNEL 2 NEWS’ SOFIA OJEDA JOINS US LIVE FROM THE GREENSPOINT AREA WHERE FAMILIES ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST. SOFIA? Reporter: YEAH, HERE AT THE ARBOR COURT APARTMENTS, IT’S BEEN CLEANING ROUND THE CLOCK SINCE THE FLOODWATERS SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA LAST WEEK. MANAGER TELLS US THEY’RE ACTUALLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE WITH THE REPAIRS. SO THAT IS A GOOD THING. BUT NOW WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS COMING, MEN WHO LIVE HERE SAY THEY’RE WORRIED — MANY WHO LIVE HERE SAY THEY’RE WORRIED. FEMA IS HERE TO HELP AND THEY WILL BE AS LONG AS IT’S NEEDED. IT’S BEEN NONSTOP WORK SINCE THE HEAVY RAINS FLOODED THE HOUSTON AREA. PEOPLE CLEANING AND UP THROWING DAMAGED ITEMS OUT INTO THE STREETS. MANY APARTMENTS IN THE GREENSPOINT AREA LOOKED LIKE SMALL RIVERS. DOZENS OF HOMES GOT MORE THAN SIX FEET OF WATER WHEN THOSE WATERS SWEPT THROUGH. WITH MORE RAIN COMING OUR WAY, SOME ARE UNEASY BUT KNOW THEY HAVE TO BE PRO-ACTIVE. NO, I’M DEFINITELY GETTING PREPARED FOR IT. MY SON IS ACTUALLY IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW, SO BY THE TIME HE GETS OUT, WE’VE ALREADY GOT OUR RAINCOATS AND EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED. WE’RE ALREADY SAFE AND WE HAVE A PLACE TO GO. Reporter: FEMA REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOW IN TOWN. THIS STAGING AREA AT THE HOTEL WHERE ALMOST 300 FLOOD VICTIMS ARE STAYING. FEMA IS MAKING SURE THEY GET THE AID THEY NEED FOR ALL THOSE REPAIRS AND BASIC NECESSITIES. FIRST THINGS WE WANT TO MANG SURE IS — MAKE SURE IS EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF REGISTERING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THERE’S A 1-800 NUMBER, 621-3362. WE’RE ENCOURAGING ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED TO CALL THIS NUMBER. Reporter: FOR TIFFANY IT’S BEEN A, HARD WEEK. — A LONG, HARD WEEK. SHE’S STAYING AT THE HOTEL. SHE’S A MOTHER OF FOUR AND A HURRICANE KATRINA SURVIVOR. TO ADD INSULT TO HER INJURY, HER CAR WAS STOLEN A FEW DAYS AGO. IT’S BEEN A STRAIN BUT I HAVE TO BE TOUGH FOR MY KIDS. Reporter: AND IT’S JUST BEEN A TOUGH, TOUGH ROAD FOR MANY FAMILIES WHO ARE IN THIS SITUATION. MANY OF THEM STILL CLEANING UP FROM LAST WEEK’S FLOODWATERS. BRACING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS THIS WEEKEND. AND REMEMBER, FEMA IS REMINDING YOU TO REGISTER WITH THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GET THAT FEDERAL AID. WE’VE POSTED A NUMBER ON OUR WEBSITE, CLICK2HOUSTON.COM. YOU CAN GET ALL THAT INFORMATION THERE. LIVE IN THE GREENSPOINT AREA,

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