Lyford Veteran Seeks Assistance with Cleanup after Flooding

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LYFORD – The cleanup process continues for people living in rural areas of the Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spokes to a veteran in Lyford who says he’s tried to do it alone, but he just can’t.

His home is finally clear of water and had started to cleanup, but was forced to stop.

“It bothers me there's a lot of things that I can't do that I used to do all the time, you know,” said Florencio Martinez. “I'm a single person and I got heart problems and I just can't do it all myself. I get tired real easy and I had knee surgery and I have hard time getting up.”

Now, he’s searching for anyone to assist him with dumping trash and cut carpet out.

Willacy County officials say the best option for Martinez is to reach out to the American Red Cross and other organizations.

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