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

November 17, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Individuals who suffered damages during the Oct. 17-31 flooding in Blanco, Jefferson, Medina and San Patricio counties are now eligible to apply for disaster recovery assistance. This brings the number of counties eligible for a variety of federal and state assistance to 36.
November 16, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Texas families, individuals and businesses in the 32 declared counties that have suffered from the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes Oct. 17 - 31 continue to receive assistance from federal and state agencies.Recovery services summaryThe following is a summary of recovery assistance as of the close of business Sun., Nov. 15:
November 10, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Need to make major repairs or rebuild as a result of recent flooding? Before spending any money, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) disaster recovery officials urge first checking with the local building permit office to get required permits.
November 10, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The full range of federal and state disaster recovery assistance services for those affected by the Oct. 17-31 floods will remain operational on Veteran's Day. Officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that Disaster Recovery Centers and the toll-free teleregistration and Helpline numbers will be open for flood victims' calls, questions and visits.
November 10, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Although more than 95 percent of the Texas communities struck by the severe storms and flooding from Oct. 17 to Oct. 31 participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), state and federal officials are urging the remaining non-participating communities to join the program now. Residents of these non-participating communities are precluded from buying NFIP policies and may not be eligible for federally underwritten mortgages and federally insured loans such as those from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
November 9, 1998
News Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Although disaster recovery assistance programs are important in helping flood survivors get back on their feet, there is no substitute for the broad-ranging benefits of flood insurance now available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Flood insurance goes much further in rebuilding lives and homes after a disaster.

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