Ector County residents concerned that State aid from flooding hasn't arrived

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The news is bleak in many parts of Texas as dozens of water-logged counties are trying to dry out from recent unprecedented rains, but statewide flooding is causing some concerns right here at home.

It was just two months ago, when flooding in Ector County caused lots of damage to homes and businesses.

The victims were expecting State Aid to come quickly, but now, almost eight weeks later, there's no State response or help in sight.

One of those flood victims we introduced you to back in May, Patt Blaskey is hoping to tear down the building that contains her vintage dress business, because of the severe water damage.

State officials told her, they'd respond to her request for state aid within three weeks.

That was two months ago, and north Ector County residents like Blaskey and her neighbors are becoming irritated and concerned.

"It was just before Mother's day, it's been about eight weeks, and I was thinking I was going to get a little bit of help with the shop, trying to fix it back up, it's just like they just forgot about us.  We're all very frustrated, they can't find out, you know, understand why they haven't sent any help yet.  Some of 'em lost a lot more than I did," Blaskey said.

Last week, NewsWest Nine spoke with Ector County Judge Susan Redford who also expressed concerned.

Redford says because of this year's record flooding, Emergency Management officials are knee-deep in problems and paperwork.

And that will likely delay any potential State aid for those who qualify.