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

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Wednesday, November 4, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- To help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery assistance, a series of briefings is scheduled for all the declared...
Tuesday, November 3, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Individuals who applied for help following the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began Oct. 17, already may have received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management...
Sunday, November 1, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- State and federal officials are asking everyone who may have suffered a loss during the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began Oct. 17 to be on the alert for people...
Sunday, November 1, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Public health officials urge homeowners who have problems with their septic system and private wells to have them professionally checked. Septic Systems: Floodwaters can cause...
Sunday, November 1, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A Disaster Recovery Center is scheduled to open in Gonzales on Mon. Nov. 2, to serve the victims of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began Oct. 17, according to...
Friday, October 30, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Individuals who have applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have questions about their application may now call the FEMA...
Friday, October 30, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Individuals who have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration line to report property damage from the recent storms are being reminded to ask...
Friday, October 30, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As people rebuild following the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, many storm victims will seek contractor services to help in the process. Most contractors are...
Thursday, October 29, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Communities can be a vital partner with federal and state agencies in providing disaster relief, says the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM). And to help your...
Thursday, October 29, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A Disaster Recovery Center is scheduled to open in Gonzales on Mon. Nov. 2, to serve the victims of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began Oct. 17, according to...
Thursday, October 29, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The State/Federal Disaster Field Office (DFO) for the recent Texas floods is now fully operational and the focus has shifted from disaster response to recovery. Five Disaster...
Wednesday, October 28, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Help is just a phone call away for people affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began Oct.17. And Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas State...
Wednesday, October 28, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- State and federal officials are offering helpful hints to anyone who plans to file a claim for reimbursement on insured losses or damaged property, or who may be considering...
Wednesday, October 28, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- More than 100 people a day are stepping into hot showers, thanks to the installation of two portable units set up in Cuero for individuals displaced by the recent severe storms...
Tuesday, October 27, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The focus of operations in Texas is shifting from response to recovery as the Colorado and Guadalupe rivers return to normal levels. National Weather Service (NWS) reports...
Monday, October 26, 1998 - 00:00
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The upper reaches of the flooded rivers in Texas have crested and are slowly receding. However, many areas downstream remain flooded. In Wharton, the Colorado River has...
Friday, October 23, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- James Lee Witt, FEMA's Director Witt joined Governor Bush today in Victoria County to fly over the affected area and meet with victims. The Colorado River is expected to crest in...
Thursday, October 22, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As disaster response and recovery operations continue, James Lee Witt, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct an inspection tour of flood-ravaged...
Wednesday, October 21, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twenty southeastern Texas counties were designated for federal aid today by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local relief efforts for...
Wednesday, October 21, 1998 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Texas state officials report flood surges continue down the river basins of central and south Texas. The Guadalupe River crested to nearly 35 feet, or about 14 above flood stage,...

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