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Texoma couple seeking help

Source: KAUZ Source: KAUZ
MONTAGUE COUNTY,TX (KAUZ) -

A Montague County family needs help after the floods one year ago washed away their low water crossing area. 
 "The flood just took it out," Richard Stubblefield said, "and there is no way that we can get down there and fix it."
Richard and Jonica Stubblefield, a retired couple with three grandchildren, live a quarter mile off of Highway 1806. 
To get to their house, they have to cross over a creek.
After their low water crossing area was knocked out, they contacted FEMA in Denton for help. 
The agency referred them to someone else, which led to a contractor coming out the next day.
They came and gave the couple $4,000 for three tin horns and four yards of dirt.
However, Richard Stubblefield says what they were offered was simply not enough. 
    "I have talked to contractors," Stubblefield said. "They say there is no way you can put tin horns in a creek like this. It has flooded three times."
Richard's father-in-law made a walking bridge for the family to use to get across, but it has come down three separate times.
    "It is kind of scary when you are taking 25 gallons of water over the walking bridge with a two-wheeler," Richard Stubblefield said. "but it has lasted. I am glad we got it. Thank God her dad built it a long time ago."
Jonica Stubblefield says the family is not mad at FEMA.
They just want to know they are safe.
    "If there was an emergency, I do not think anybody could get to us except by helicopter," Jonica Stubblefield said.
They say the reason they are concerned about no one being able to get to them is because they are getting older, and they don't know if and when they may need medical attention.
Newschannel 6 was able to contact FEMA Section 6 in Denton today. 
They told us that they have no record of the Stubblefield's and that they are perplexed by the situation. 
Because of privacy laws, they are unable to go into more details at this time.
Stay with Six as we continue to follow this developing story.

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