FEMA officials with Texas Task Force 1 say they are still staging Thursday morning, waiting on winds to lessen before they are told to move in.
The College Station-based Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service sponsored response and rescue team deployed on Tuesday morning.
Charlie McDermott, a FEMA official traveling with TX-TF1, spoke by phone with Brazos Valley This Morning Thursday.
See the entire interview from BVTM in the video player above.
He and the task force are still staged in Alexandria, Louisiana, waiting for word to move in. McDermott said that they rode out most of the storm, experiencing high winds and heavy rains Wednesday.
Thursday morning, McDermott said they are waiting on the sun to come up so they can assess damage in Louisiana and Mississippi.
McDermott admitted that is was frustrating being held at the staging area. Many of the first responders are anxious to get into Louisiana and Mississippi and start responding.
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 2|
|Brenda Van DeWalle - Christmas on the Square|
|Jane Van Valkenburg - Brazos Valley Chorale Holiday Concert|
|Anne Black - MSC OPAS presents Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas|
|Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3|
|Amber Collier & Dr. Erin Sandoval - Portraits with Santa|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4|
|Stage Center - Inspecting Carol|
|George Bush Presidential Library|
|Congressman Bill Flores|
|THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5|
|Camilla Godfrey - Santaville in Somerville|
|Glenn Jones - Pathway of Light|
|From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories|
|Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals|
|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6|
|Justina Ottea - Brazos Valley Community Band|
|Melanie Fuller - Brazos County Expo|
|Jayla Fry - Click for Weekend Gardener|
|Need More Information on Interview Slots?
Contact Mandy Riske: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Slots fill up two-to-three months in advance)