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 10, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Deadlines for applying for disaster recovery assistance in central and southeast Texas have been set by federal and state officials. The dates are based on when damages were incurred.
December 7, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Due to declining visits, the Wharton Disaster Recovery Center located at 1210 N. Richmond Rd will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec 10. Nearly 1,400 visits were recorded at the center since it opened Oct. 28. "Although the center is closing, area residents can still apply for disaster assistance programs," said Texas Division of Emergency Management State Coordinating Officer Ed Laundy.
December 4, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Displaced flood victims who are unable to locate suitable temporary housing are urged to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for help. "There are two ways to reach us for temporary housing assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Robert E. Hendrix of FEMA. "One way is to call the toll-free Helpline and the other is to go to a Disaster Recovery Center."
December 4, 1998
News Release
WHAT: Gonzales Disaster Recovery Center will close 6 p.m. Friday, Dec.4. WHERE: Norwest Bank 301 St. Joseph Street Gonzales, TX 78629 WHY: Due to declining visits and at the request of Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Gonzales, will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4
December 1, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As of Nov. 24, state and federal officials have approved more than $1.5 million in disaster assistance funds to help residents of Seguin who have applied for help following the Oct. 17-31 floods in south and central Texas. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) released the following figures on the status of disaster recovery assistance in Guadalupe County and Seguin.
December 1, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As of Nov. 24, state and federal officials have approved more than $6 million in disaster assistance funds to help residents of Cuero and Victoria who have applied for help following the Oct. 17-31 floods in south and central Texas. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today released the following figures on the status of disaster recovery assistance in Cuero and Victoria, and the counties of DeWitt and Victoria.

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