ROBERTSON COUNTY NEWS
FEMA is bringing in trailers to the staging area out to the Hearne Municipal Airport.
FEMA is moving along smoothly
This is an update to keep the citizens aware and to be informed of the happenings in the City of Hearne when Hurricane Harvey hit and caused devastation along the coastline from Houston to Corpus Christi and towns in between the whole state of Texas. jumped and was ready to do whatever they could do. Even other states stepped up to help with rescue efforts.
Our town of Hearne even made steps to help with clothing, food and the bare necessities that could be gathered and taken to the evacuees and even rescue
attempts were made with boats.
The City of Hearne now has the opportunity to help even more. The phone call came through last week as the article in the paper last week stated. FEMA needed our help and knowing this was our chance as a city and community to step up and do our part to help.
FEMA was looking a staging site for mobile homes to be brought and repaired, inspected and move them out to the families that needed homes due to losing theirs in the storm.
The Hearne Chamber of Commerce with the City Manager John Naron, City Attorney Floyd Ackers and Mayor Ruben Gomez listened to their needs and quickly started the process for what would later come before the council for approval.
FEMA and the City of Hearne have entered into an agreement; a contract that was written up with the attorneys from both sides to make sure everyone’s interests are secure and safe.
The lease will be six months at a time and this project can be anywhere from two to five years depending on the needs of FEMA.
Right now the groundwork is being done to make sure they have ample space and security on the land out at the airport. Jobs will be opening soon for workers here and in the surrounding areas, hotel and restaurants will be a little busier than usual. The traffic through Hearne will also be a little busier but we are the “Crossroads”.
A job fair is in the making to ensure everyone gets a fair opportunity for these positions.
For more information please contact City Manager John Naron and he will be happy to give you more details