U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) today surveyed the flood damage in Orange County and held a meeting with local elected leaders and emergency response officials at the Orange Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the response efforts to the recent flooding that severely impacted Orange County and surrounding areas.

“I commend all of our state and local partners, especially our first responders, for their incredible response to this extremely challenging situation,”said Babin. “My staff and I have been working closely with everyone involved and will continue to do so to ensure the victims are getting the resources and attention they so desperately need. While the recovery effort will certainly be a difficult road ahead, our office will be there to help each step of the way.”

Attendees included: Senator Robert Nichols and JD Hale, County Judge Brint Carlton, Commissioner Barry Burton, Pct. 2, Commissioner David Dubose, Pct. 1, Commissioner Jody, Crump, Pct. 4, Sheriff Merritt and his Chief Deputy John Tarver, Jay Trahan-Director of Economic Development for City of Orange, Shawn Oubre-Orange City Manager, Mayor Pete Runnels of Pinehurst, along with his city manager Robbie Hood, and Chief of Police Fred Hanauer.