Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Cloud Applaud FEMA Funding for Corpus Christi’s Packery Channel Restoration Project in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I, along with Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas) and Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo, recently applauded the announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that $10 million of federal funding would be allocated to the Packery Channel Restoration Project in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the destruction of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the Packery Channel's southern wall has remained damaged, and local leaders have fought for the necessary funds to complete full restoration.
Upon announcement, I said:
"Many Texas communities are still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. After many delays, I am pleased that FEMA approved funding for repairs to the Packery Channel, and I remain ready to support the City of Corpus Christi through this recovery process. As I have long said, Congress should work alongside FEMA to improve and streamline the often complicated, lengthy disaster recovery process while ensuring Texas taxpayer dollars are used efficiently."
Sen. Cornyn said:
"Texans are known for their resiliency and strength, and our state has come back from Hurricane Harvey's devastation even stronger. I applaud this announcement and will do everything I can to help Texans in Corpus Christi continue to rebuild."
Rep. Cloud said:
"I am happy that my office was able to work as a team with the city of Corpus Christi to ensure the Packery Channel received it's funding for restoration. The channel will now be restored to its full glory so that the community and visitors will be able to enjoy more of our beautiful gulf coast."
Mayor Guajardo added:
"After years of relentless hard work, we can celebrate this huge milestone. Now that funding is secured, we can get to work on restoring the Packery Channel to make it an asset for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come."