FEMA going door to door to register Harvey victims for disaster relief

FEMA is trying to make this process easier for victims. Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams were in Bevil Oaks to find out the needs of those who are recovering.

BEVIL OAKS - Lorraine Turk has lived in Bevil Oaks for 32 years. And after getting five feet of water in her house during Harvey, she has to start over. She is hoping for disaster relief from FEMA will help with some of the damages.

"It sounds like there is more than one thing they can do for you if you’ll just let them work with you, and be honest with them, and tell them what happened to you," said Turk.

FEMA is trying to make this process easier for victims. Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams were in Bevil Oaks to find out the needs of those who are recovering.

“They are going to be going door to door, taking information,” said Ken Higganbotham, who has been with FEMA for 20 years. “They are also getting down special needs, and they report that on up. They make sure these households are attended to.”

According to Higganbotham meeting with people face to face is important.

“Everybody’s case is different,” said Higganbotham. “A lot of these people have been traumatized and you know there is a lot of hard work ahead. You know I often say unfortunately this is not a sprint it’s a marathon. It’s going to take quite a bit of time to recover from the impact of hurricane Harvey.”

 For Turk, she is just happy to have some assistance.

“It’s not ever going to be wonderful, but it’s the best it’s going to be for the situation we are in right now,” said Turk.

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