FEMA comes to Port Arthur; Dozens wait in line for help

Seven-year-old triplets Shelly, Juan and Ashley didn’t seem to mind standing in line at the Federal Emergency Management Agency bus Thursday in the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur. Anyplace can be a place to play if you’ve got your two best friends with you.

But standing in line was not child’s play for their mother, Gricelda, who was waiting patiently with about 25 people ahead of her. With the help of a friend to interpret her words, the young mother said her family lost everything in the flood and she hopes FEMA will help with repairs of her house.