To say that the town of West has had a rough time is pretty much the understatement of the year. Since a fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people and leaving half the town looking like it had been wiped out by a nuclear bomb, the people of West have been struggling to rebuild and move on from the tragedy. There has been help from the federal government, but now it turns out that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying funds to help rebuild the town, according to the Associated Press.
FEMA has already provided a ton of money -- millions -- to aid the town, but the decision means the residents of West won't be getting the funding that would help them repair their infrastructure, such as the roads, the electric lines, the sewer lines and, you know, that school that got blown up.
Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement on the FEMA decision on Wednesday, and it's stating the obvious to say he made it pretty clear he's understandably not happy with the decision.More »