Texas Hurricane Bret (DR-1287)

Incident period: August 21, 1999 to August 26, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 22, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 16, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Damage inspectors are now in the field visiting people who have filed applications for assistance for losses and damages from Hurricane Bret, said Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Division of Emergency Management officials. Residents who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from one or more inspectors who will schedule a visit to look at damaged property, said Ed Laundy, state coordinating officer.
September 15, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Despite the severity of hurricanes sweeping the Atlantic Coast, disaster relief for Hurricane Bret will not be interrupted, report federal and state officials. "We will have a staff working in South Texas as long as we are needed here," said Brad Gair, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 11, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (Texas DEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Donna, and close the center in McAllen. The Donna center will be located at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 306 S. Daniel Salinas Blvd. Starting Monday, September 13, the center will remain open until further notice. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The McAllen center will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 12.
September 9, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (Texas DEM) will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Corpus Christi and Alice. Center openings were announced at nine other locations earlier. The Corpus Christi center will be located at the RTA Building, 1812 Alameda, starting Saturday, September 11 and will remain open until further notice. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
September 9, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Checks totaling $831,593.28 in disaster housing assistance grants have been issued to victims of Hurricane Bret, state and federal officials announced today. Thus far, 911 checks have been mailed. "This early in the recovery process the concern of the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to make sure hurricane victims have access to safe, secure and sanitary housing," said Brad Gair, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery.
September 8, 1999
News Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Federal disaster-recovery funds are now available to help eligible individuals and businesses in Jim Hogg County recover from the effects of Hurricane Bret. This brings to 13 the number of South Texas counties included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Bret.

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