The City if Ingleside hosted a town hall meeting Monday involving some critical state and federal agencies.

Members of FEMA, the General Land Office, and Texas Windstorm Insurance Association were on hand to answer questions from Ingleside residents.

"If they have issues with any of their insurance and stuff. We are here to help them with that to make sure they have all of the information they need to get through the devastation of Harvey," said Mayor Louis Lamas, Ingleside.

Dozens of residents of Ingleside attended a town hall meeting hoping to find answers to the many questions they still have months after Hurricane Harvey.
Most questions were about aid from agencies like FEMA.

"Then when they come in the money that they were offered was not enough to cover the expenses and what are they supposed to do to bridge that gap," Lamas said.

Other questions concerned the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency getting back to residents about damage estimates.

"In the event where some of the insurances are not being Cooperative we want to put them in front of the right people where they can help them through those issues," Lamas said.

Many expressed frustration with FEBA after being denied for aid several times.

"This area was the area hit by the hurricane, Houston got a lot of money, but this area still has yet to see any significant money," said Diana Marroquin, Ingleside resident.

FEMA encouraged residents not to stop filing appeals if they were denied assistance.

City officials said they are in the same boat as their community and are still working to recover themselves but appreciate federal, state agencies and nonprofits that have offered assistance to them.

"It lets them know that they re not forgotten that we are here for the long haul. It's not going to be something that we get through in the next few weeks maybe even months, but they are committed. We are committed," Lamas said.

Anyone with specific questions about their recovery situation was assisted individually by each agency on site.

"It's going to take a time to get where we need to but we are so blessed, and we are so ahead of the game that we are going to get there, so we are fine," Lamas said.

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