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U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) Holds Town Hall Meeting In La Porte

La Porte, September 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) Holds Town Hall Meeting In La Porte
The Bay Area Observer | Sept. 29, 2017

US. Representative Brian Babin stopped by La Porte on Saturday to hold a town hall meeting, and discuss Harvey relief efforts. The congressman answered questions and brought along a panel of experts from agencies including FEMA and SBA to answer questions concerning not only relief and recovery, but to help dispel rumors concerning the actions and response of some of these agencies.

Babin told the audience, “I want people to have answers to their questions so they will know what their next steps should be. It’s our goal to be sure that you, as our constituents have the resources and information that you need to fully recover and rebuild. That’s what this meeting is all about today; bringing the experts from several state agencies to our community so you can get answers to your questions. And you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered right here first hand”.

Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to 39 counties in Texas from Corpus Christi all the way to Lake Charles. Louisiana. Countless individuals and families, businesses, communities have lost nearly everything and had their lives completely upended. Babin said, “The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey all across Southeast Texas from Houston all the way into Louisiana is heart breaking and incredible’.

The La Porte and surrounding areas suffered a record amount of rainfall during Hurricane Harvey and according to Babin, rainfall could have been as much as 60 inches overall. 

“I know it’s not an official record yet, but we do know that shortly up the road there in Crosby and Cedar Bayou, we think there may have been in excess of 50 inches of rain, and there have been some conflicting reports of maybe even up to 60 inches of rain. And for one storm to have that, that is absolutely incredible”.

Babin attended a series of 4 town hall meetings over the weekend including the cities of Orange, Lumberton, Mont Belvieu and La Porte. 

“We’re going to dig out of this thing folks. We’re Americans, we’re Texans, and we’re going to keep our chins up,” said Babin. 

To find more Hurricane Harvey emergency and recovery resources, visit Congressman Babin’s resource page at