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 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.
November 30, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- You don't have to own your own home to protect its contents from floodwaters. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers renters the chance to safeguard their personal property. "Flood insurance can provide financial relief from flood damages to a rental home's contents," said State Coordinating Officer Ed Laundy of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM). "Flood insurance can be very inexpensive and we urge the renting public to contact their insurance agent for coverage."
November 25, 1998
News Release
Other Articles in this Series: How to Protect Your Home's Service Equipment Other Ways to Make Your House Floodproof How to Raise Your House Up-And Out of Harm's Way SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Since 1990, more than 30,000 houses nationwide have been flooded more than once, accounting for more than a billion dollars in damages.
November 24, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Even minor emergency disaster repairs require meeting local building requirements and coordinating with local officials, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM).
November 24, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Texans who suffered damages during the Oct. 17-31 floods and have registered for disaster recovery assistance are urged to fill out and return their loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as quickly as possible.
November 20, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- To some Texans whose homes were damaged by flooding, it seemed like the movie "Groundhog Day." They were trapped in a never-ending cycle of flooding and repairing, flooding and repairing. Although recent improvements in construction practices and regulation have made new homes less prone to damage, many homes continue to be ravaged by floods again and again. But, there can be a happy ending. Homeowners across America can learn techniques to break the cycle of repetitive damage and protect their homes, and even enhance its attractiveness and value.

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