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Texas Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1274)

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Incident period: May 04, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 06, 1999


June 4, 1999 - News Release

TEXARAKANA, Texas -- Due to extensive damage received from the May 4 tornados, affected residents of Gregg County are now eligible to apply for federal and state disaster assistance, joining Bowie, Red River and Titus counties.

June 3, 1999 - News Release

TEXARAKANA, Texas -- In just one month, state and federal officials have approved more than $1,160,000 in disaster recovery funds to help individuals who have applied for help following the May 4 tornadoes in northeast 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 the four declared counties as of the close of business Wednesday, June 2:

May 28, 1999 - News Release

TEXARAKANA, Texas -- As State and Federal emergency management officials begin to reflect on the human impacts and knowledge gained from the May 4 tornadoes in northeast Texas, the benefits of advance warning became clearly evident. "Early tornado warning broadcasts to residents of northeastern Texas counties on May 4 undoubtedly saved lives," said Ed Laundy, State Coordinating Officer for the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,525,086.70 $1,060,865.15 $587,622.94
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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