Independent Spirit Survives the Flood

The flooding from Hurricane Harvey in La Grange has left many victims with an uncertain future.

Leave La Grange or not?

Rebuild or not?

Mike Bednar has no such uncertainty.

“I ain’t leaving,” he said.

Being rejected for FEMA funding, and having his bank account nearly drained from trying to repair his home mostly by himself has made Bednar mad – but determined.

“FEMA hasn’t given me anything but BS and the runaround. We’ve got flood insurance, but they are screwing us around,” Bednar said. 

“I’m doing all this stuff myself and I don’t want any help.”

The Bednar family has a long history on Water St. in La Grange. Mike’s dad grew up just a block from where Mike and his wife Rachel and daughter Meagan live at 339 Water St.

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