Texas Hurricane Bret (DR-1287)
Incident period: August 21, 1999 to August 26, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 22, 1999
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August 22, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster resources have been made available for people and communities in hurricane-battered Texas under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this evening by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action after the agency submitted an analysis of the state's expedited request for federal relief as a result of Hurricane Bret, which made landfall late this afternoon in an area south of Corpus Christi.