CURRENT ROAD CLOSINGS IN MILAM COUNTY:
FM 908 AT BRUSHY CREEK
FM 487 AT SAN GABRIEL

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MAY 28

(UNDATED)–A WOMAN INJURED IN MONDAY’S

TORNADO IN MILAM COUNTY REMAINED IN SERIOUS

CONDITION WEDNESDAY AT BAYLOR SCOTT AND WHITE

HOSPITAL IN TEMPLE. NINA ASH SUFFERED A BROKEN

NECK, BACK AND RIBS, BUT AUTHORITIES SAID SHE

WAS NOT PARALYZED. HER HUSBAND RICHARD ASH,

DIED FROM INJURIES SUFFERED DURING THE STORM.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE WATCHING THE WEATHER

AND PLANNED TO GO TO A LOG CABIN FOR SHELTER

UNTIL THEY HEARD THE “ALL CLEAR” MESSAGE FROM

THE WEATHER CHANNEL, ACCORDING TO A FAMILY

FRIEND. THE TORNADO STRUCK A FEW MINUTES LATER.

(UNDATED)–MILAM COUNTY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED

WEDNESDAY THAT REPAIRS TO ROADS AND BRIDGES

AFTER THIS WEEKS’ STORMS COULD COST AS MUCH AS

5 MILLION DOLLARS. COUNTY JUDGE DAVID BARKEMEYER

ON WEDNESDAY SIGNED A LETTER TO GOVERNOR GREG

ABBOTT ASKING MILAM COUNTY TO BE GIVEN DISASTER

STATUS.

(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE HOMEOWNERS AND

BUSINESSES CAN SUBMIT FOR DISASTER RELIEF FOLLOWING

THE RECENT STORMS. MILAM COUNTY IS COLLECTING

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS DUE TO THE TORNADO AND

STORM DAMAGE. IF MILAM COUNTY IS DECLARED A

DISASTER AREA, ROCKDALE AND MILAM COUNTY MAY

BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE. IN ORDER TO FILE

FOR RELIEF, ROCKDALE HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESSES

MUST SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE CITY MANAGER WITH

INFORMATION ON THE DAMAGE NO LATER THAN JULY 1ST.

MILAM COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOULD SUBMIT CLAIMS TO

THEIR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.

(UNDATED)–THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL

QUALITY HAS REQUIRED THE BELL MILAM FALLS WATER

SUPPLY CORPORATION TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS ON COUNTY

ROAD 422, 423 AND COUNTY ROAD 418A TO BOIL THEIR

WATER PRIOR TO CONSUMPTION.

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