Commissioners seek new six-month extension for FEMA

This was some of the flood damaged caused by the spring 2019 rains. This was Lazy-E-Road. (Courtesy photo)
Montague County Commissioners met with Texas Department of Emergency Management and Cohn Reznick Thursday to discuss an extension of federal disaster relief funding. Pictured: Commissioners Mark Murphey and Bob Langford, County Judge Rick Lewis, Jodie Terrazas of TDEM and Grant Unell of Cohn Reznick. (Photo by Barbara Green)

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Montague County Commissioners have completed about 50 percent of the disaster-relief road projects stemming from 2015 flooding events, and during a called meeting Thursday met with state officials to discuss another extension to hopefully complete many of the remaining projects.
Wading through the mountains of paperwork required when a county receives Federal Emergency Management Agency is a complex and time-consuming task. Not only does the county work with FEMA, it works with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and uses a local director hired by the county in W.R. Tucker. The county received another six-month extension earlier this year which runs out on Nov. 29.
Montague County was originally allocated a total of $13,137,353.79 and so far the four precincts have spent $6,586,093.13.
FEMA pays 75 percent of a project with a county match of 25 percent. Read the full story in your weekend Bowie News.