Here is what State Senator Brian Birdwell had to say about the issue: “I was stunned at the news that FEMA had deemed the devastation in West to be lacking of the ‘severity and magnitude’ necessary for federal support. “Along with damaging or destroying the schools and local infrastructure on which the West community relies, this incident took the lives of 15 citizens and injured countless others—the very people President Obama promised his administration would stand behind. “As I pledged to Mayor Muska this afternoon, I look forward to working with Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Bill Flores and U.S. Senators Cornyn and Cruz to ensure this egregious decision is appealed and ultimately reversed.”

C5BA003E-CAB0-0001-E3D010001C9012CA Yes. The incident devastated the community. 13 C5BA003E-D040-0001-B67F1FB010D11CA5 No. Federal funding is intended for larger catastrophes. 2 C5BA0052-39F0-0001-9A391EE0EBE3197F I am undecided. 0