Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, went out to the area and spoke with Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty. Dougharty is heartbroken over the damage to his county.
"This has been, in my 17 years, the worst I've been through, even counting the hurricanes,” Dougharty explained. “When you see destruction to property and when a whole community is underwater down there in Deweyville, it’s really bad.”
Judge Truman said even though FEMA officials are out surveying homes, Newton County is not guaranteed to receive the disaster relief funding. Truman said he hopes they will be receiving some funding, and will stop at nothing to help his people.