Local lawyers helping Texans prepare for hurricane season

In preparation for the start of the 2019 hurricane season, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA) is hosting nearly a dozen disaster-preparedness sessions for community members in the flood-prone Coastal Bend, Golden Crescent and Rio Grande Valley regions.

News Story (Texas)

CBS 4 (KGBT-TV) (Rio Grande Valley)
May 2, 2019

Tags: Natural Disasters

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)


“There are so many legal issues that come up after a disaster,” said Tracy Figueroa, coordinator for TRLA’s Disaster Assistance Group. “For example, some government and privately funded programs require you to have title to your home in order to get home repair assistance after a disaster. Many Hurricane Harvey survivors are struggling to address these legal issues now, and it is disrupting their ability to recover from the disaster. It’s vital that people think about these aspects of disaster preparedness, and take steps now to improve their position.”