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
December 22, 1998
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.
December 18, 1998
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Individuals in Kendall, Lavaca, Jim Wells and Walker counties are now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster recovery assistance as a result of damages caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes occurring Oct. 17 through Nov. 15. In response to the request of Texas Governor George W. Bush and upon recommendation of FEMA Director James Lee Witt, the additional four counties are now included in the Presidential disaster declaration issued Oct. 21.
December 17, 1998
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The goal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is to ensure that flood victims get into safe, secure and sanitary, livable housing, as quickly as possible. However, following a disaster many communities often lose much of their available rental housing and other housing options must be explored. When a community doesn't have enough rental housing available for disaster victims, manufactured housing may be provided as an alternative and temporary option and may include:
December 17, 1998
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Texans who have applied for disaster assistance and need more than temporary rental assistance or funds for minor home repairs are urged to complete and return their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications as quickly as possible.
December 15, 1998
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The San Antonio Disaster Recovery Center at the Lincoln Community Center, 2915 E. Commerce St., will close this Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The Center has been visited more than 2,064 times since its opening Oct. 28. "The deadline for applying for disaster assistance for Bexar County residents is Dec. 21," said Ed Laundy, Texas Division of Emergency Management's State Coordinating Officer. "Pick up the phone and make that call today."
December 11, 1998
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The New Braunfels and Seguin Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 due to a decline in the number of daily visits, according to Ed Laundy, Texas Division of Emergency Management's State Coordinating Officer.