Abbott: Wharton Co. won't be left behind after Harvey

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- We have certainly become accustomed to seeing piles of debris taken from inside people's homes after the flooding in Houston. It is same here in Wharton as well.

So many people's homes and businesses were badly damaged by what happened here last week. They need help like the rest of Texas.

Today, the Governor of Texas was here in Wharton County, reminding residents they have not been forgotten and he wants government aid coming this way as quickly as possible.

In fact, Congress is talking about it this week and Gov. Greg Abbott says he wants an initial down payment of $100 million.

"We are asking for a rider or a part of the provision of a part of this funding that will hopefully come out this week to provide some up front money to help communities like Wharton County, to help cities like the city of Houston to be able to respond more rapidly to these challenges," Abbott said.

As we all know, it's already taken a Texas-sized effort from neighbors, friends, and family to get so many of these people back of their feet.

But, of course, the federal government is going to step in at some point and get that help kickstarted.

As you can see by what's left of people's lives, they need all the help they can get.

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