Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is conducting disaster-preparedness sessions for community members in Texas’ flood-prone areas.

The agency has already held a dozen sessions in Spanish and English in cities around the state. The next will take place Sept. 11 in Brownsville and Sept. 18 in Sinton. See below for details.

The sessions cover property insurance, renters’ rights and obligations in a disaster, how to prepare documentation for an effective application for disaster benefits, and clearing title on a home or vehicle. They are funded by a community education grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. TRLA reports more sessions will be scheduled as community organizations request them. Groups interested in scheduling sessions should contact TRLA.  

“We’re grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for providing the funding to help make this happen,” Tracy Figueroa, coordinator for TRLA’s Disaster Assistance Group , said in a news release about the sessions.

Upcoming training sessions:

  • Brownsville (in Spanish): 9-10:30 a.m., Sept. 11 at Proyecto Juan Diego Programade Familia (IFP), 3910 Paredes Line, Brownsville, TX 78526
  • Sinton (in English): 9-11 a.m., Sept. 18 at First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387

Disaster preparedness tips and links also can be found at texasbar.com/disaster.