WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and members of the Texas congressional delegation toured Houston Thursday to survey areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The group was briefed on recovery efforts, took an aerial tour of storm devastation and infrastructure, and helped local residents clean out damaged homes.
“Speaker Ryan came to Texas today to tour some of the areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey and to show his support for our community,” said Congressman Farenthold. “During the coming months I will continue working with state, local, and federal governments to make sure our residents in TX-27 are not forgotten and receive the assistance needed to rebuild.”
The group received a briefing from federal, state, and local officials including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas National Guard, Harris County Flood Control District and the U.S. Coast Guard on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston. While Houston and points east suffered substantial flood damage, areas to the south including Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Ingleside and Refugio suffered severe wind damage.
Congressman Farenthold and his staff are available to help constituents who are having problems receiving disaster relief. If you need help you can contact Congressman Farenthold’s Red Tape Cutters at 361-884-2222.