Federal grant will help fund debris removal in Willacy County

RAYMONDVILLE — Seven months after storms flooded much of Willacy County, officials still are removing debris.

Willacy County commissioners and Workforce Solutions entered into an agreement to clear drainage systems and roadways of brush and debris.

Workforce Solutions will use $140,000 in federal grant money to pay 15 temporary workers to work for the county for a period of 24 weeks, Laura Cavazos, the agency’s spokeswoman, said yesterday.

County commissioners will assign the workers to clear debris within the four precincts.

“Work will be directly related to the clearance of drainage system, road repairs, ditches and roadways that were damaged during the flooding,” Cavazos wrote in a statement.

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