Texas Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes (DR-1257)

Incident period: October 17, 1998 to November 15, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 21, 1998

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 23, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the release of a federal action plan ordered by President Clinton for the long-term recovery of families and communities in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Georges.
February 22, 1999
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Federal and state disaster recovery assistance to individuals following the summer and fall storms, floods and tornadoes is almost $178 million. Another $21.5 million has been delivered or earmarked for public assistance to local and state governments to reimburse eligible costs for emergency services, debris removal and infrastructure repairs. Individual assistance includes:
January 11, 1999
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Robstown in Nueces County for three days. The DRC will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14-16, to serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of Oct. 17 to Nov. 15, 1998.
January 8, 1999
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- More than $90 million in disaster recovery funds have been approved for disaster recovery assistance since President Bill Clinton declared the disaster on Oct. 21, 1998 at the request of Governor George W. Bush. "As we go into the New Year, the number of disaster assistance applications continues to rise," said Robert E.Hendrix, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Approximately 24,500 individuals and businesses that have applied for assistance will benefit from these disaster recovery funds.
December 24, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- In the two months since the October and November flooding disasters that hit south Texas, state and federal officials have approved nearly $70 million in disaster recovery funds to help nearly 24,000 individuals who have applied for help. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to day released the following figures on the status of disaster recovery assistance in the 43 declared counties:
December 22, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As a result of damages caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes Oct. 17 through Nov. 15 additional state and local governments and certain private, nonprofit organizations are now eligible to apply for Public Assistance.

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