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While aid totaling more than $2 million has been approved so far for Brazos Valley residents affected by the tornadoes and flooding in late May, area emergency management coordinators say the recovery process will be slow as people continue to report losses and work with FEMA to obtain finan…

Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in the area to perform assessments, talk with residents and assist with registration for possible FEMA assistance, according to officials.

Gov. Greg Abbott officially requested a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama on Thursday, singling out 12 counties that could qualify for federal funds and low-interest loans — including Washington, Brazos and Grimes counties.

Many roads in the Brazos Valley remain closed because of flooding from the recent storms. F.M. 2155 in Burleson County is closed near Bethel Creek because of flood damage to a bridge. This route is being detoured from F.M. 60, F.M. 50, and F.M. 1361. TxDOT has dedicated $1.6 million to rebui…

Texas began drying out Sunday from drenching storms that caused deadly floodwaters during an Army training exercise at Fort Hood, set rainfall records in Austin and left one soggy coastal county expanding evacuation orders despite showers slowing to a sprinkle.

Thursday was supposed to be the last day of Jarrett Russell Halfmann’s sophomore year at Brenham High where he was an honors student and athlete. Instead, family, classmates and teachers will be saying goodbye to the 16-year-old who died while helping others in the aftermath of a deadly storm.

On Tuesday afternoon, volunteers with Faith Mission in Brenham took food, water and supplies to an elderly diabetic couple who were stranded in their remote Washington County home for five days.

Standing at the entryway of her two-story house on Willow Oak Street in Bryan late Friday morning, Jean Ware pointed up the staircase to gray clouds rolling across the sky and the drizzling rain falling onto the soaked carpet.

The United Way of the Brazos Valley is collecting financial donations to help people affected by Thursday's storms and area flooding.